LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The latest polling data shows Donald Trump the clear leader in the state’s Republican presidential primary with a four-to-one lead over everybody else.
But in the Lansing area voters are all over the lot and Donald Trump is not leading the pack.
According to the statewide Mitchell Research survey, ironically, Lansing area voters, 43 percent of them, picked Jeb Bush as their Republican presidential candidate.
Now they have to find somebody else as he dropped out over the weekend.
Of those left standing, the second place finisher in the Lansing area is Dr. Ben Carson.
Dr. Carson gets 25 Republican and the popular wisdom is, he will drop out too, leaving Lansing voters 0-2 and still looking for a Republican candidate.
Which brings us to Ted Cruz, who finished third with 19 percent with Donald Trump in fourth place with 15 percent.
And bringing up the rear, Marco Rubio at 14 percent and Ohio governor John Kasich with 14 percent.
Pollster Steve Mitchell asked voters if they were mad as hell and the clear winner? You guessed it: The Donald nails down 60 percent of those angry voters.
Mr. Cruz captures 13 percentand Dr. Carson 5 percent. all the rest range from 6 percent for Rubio to 5 percent for Kasich.
There are gender issues in the Republican primary as women prefer Mr. Rubio and Mr. Kasich.
And Mr. Cruz gets 62 percent of the men, 55 percent are on Mr. Trump’s side and 46 percent like Dr. Carson.
Independent voters, who often decide elections, are not enamored with any of the Republican candidates.
Mr. Kasich has 18 percent of independents and everybody else have between 4 percent and 18 percent support with them.
However, when you consider the entire state, Mr. Trump has a commanding 41 percent support and the other three are bunched together around 11 percent. In other words, a four-to-one lead for Mr. Trump.