MSU's State of the State Survey shows Clinton with wide lead

Posted at 9:48 AM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 11:02:36-04

 A new survey released by Michigan State University shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with a significant lead over Donald Trump among likely voters in Michigan.

Among the likely voters surveyed, 47 percent said they would vote for Clinton, and 28 percent said they would vote for Trump. Third party candidates Gary Johnson got 11 percent and Jill Stein won 4 percent.

Michigan State University's survey is done quarterly. They interviewed 886 adults, 746 of them likely voters, producing a margin of error of 3.3 percent among all respondents and 3.6 percent among likely voters. The survey was conducted Sept. 1-Oct 30 over cell phones and landlines.

Also noted in the survey, 45 percent of the likely voters say they are more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate for Congress, compared to 32 percent who said they are more likely to vote for a Republican.