The Latest Poll in the state of Michigan.
On the afternoons and evenings of September 21 and 22, 2012, non-partisan research firm Gravis Marketing and the Capitol Correspondent conducted telephone polls of 1,036 adults who are eligible to vote in the November 2012 Presidential and Senate races. Of the individuals who were polled, 804 said that they were somewhat likely, likely or very likely to vote on Election Day. Others said that they were unlikely, somewhat unlikely or very unlikely to vote. Individuals were asked a series of nine questions including their gender, age, race, party affiliation and religion in addition to their certainty of participating in Election Day voting.
The following numbers come from the survey respondents who said they were somewhat likely, likely or very likely to vote: 49 percent said that they would vote for Obama versus 45 for Romney with nearly 4 percent undecided as of yet. In the Senate race between incumbent Debbie Stabenow and Pete Hoekstra, 54 percent said they'd vote for Stabenow while just 39 percent said they'd vote for Hoekstra. Seven percent of individuals remain undecided.
Most respondents, 36 percent, classified their party affiliation as "other" while 34 claimed to be Republican and 29 percent Democrat. By race, the participants in the survey were 87 percent white, 7 percent black and the remaining 6 percent belong to other races. Half of the people surveyed were Protestant, 32 percent Catholic, 2 percent Muslim and 16 percent belong to other religions that were not listed individually. The breakdown between males and females was 48 and 52 percent, respectively. The majority of the individuals were between the ages of 30 and 64, with 72 percent falling in that age category. Both the 18-29 and 65+ groups were comprised of 14 percent each.