Michiganders are no fans of some of the leading candidates for president.
A new poll shows residents don’t care for either Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or Jeb Bush. All three have “unfavorable” numbers at 50% or more.
Only a third (32%) of Michigan residents polled say they have a favorable opinion of the former First Lady, Democratic senator, and Secretary of State. More than half (55%) said unfavorable.
The numbers (32% versus 56%) were almost identical for billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who leads the pack in most polls for the Republican nomination.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush didn’t fare much better. just 29% had a favorable opinion of him, against 50% who did not.
Most political experts consider an unfavorable rating over 50% a dangerous warning sign for anyone seeking office.
By contrast, President Barack Obama (who is no longer eligible to run for president) had a 46% vs 48% score. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder had more favorable than unfavorable, at 48% to 40%.
But Michigan is split if Clinton, who is leading the pack for the Democratic nomination, goes head-to-head with either Bush or Trump.
Bush leads Clinton by 5 points – 45% to 40%. That’s just outside the 4% margin of error.
But Clinton leads Trump by 2 – 44% to 42%.
The rest of those voters – in both match ups – are undecided.
The poll was conducted by EPIC-MRA, a Michigan polling firm, for WXYZ-TV, the Detroit Free Press, WLNS-TV and other media partners.