MSU conducted survey indicates Clinton has the lead
MSU’s recently released a .
The survey was conducted through phone calls, with 886 adults in Michigan responding. Of those surveyed, 746 said they were likely to vote.
The information was gathered between Sept. 1 and Oct. 30, during the 73rd round of SOSS gathering voters’ opinions.
When the surveyees, who said they were likely to vote, were offered four presidential candidates — , , and — to choose from, 47 percent chose Clinton. Trump was at 28 percent, Johnson was at 11 percent and Stein was at four percent.
The spread between Clinton and Trump grew when they were the only two candidates to choose from. Fifty-two percent of likely voters said they would vote for Clinton and 32 percent said they would choose Trump.
Those voting for Clinton are split almost in half on whether they are voting for Clinton or against another candidate. However, 57 percent of Trump voters said they are voting against another candidate, while only 41 percent said they are voting in favor of Trump.
According to SOSS, women are more likely to vote for Clinton than Trump, 60 percent to 23 percent. Forty-four percent of men said they would vote for Clinton and 42 percent said they would vote for Trump.
In southwest Michigan, which includes Ingham County, 56 percent of surveyees said they would vote for Clinton and 35 percent said they would choose Trump.
Of the surveyees who said they are likely to vote, 37 percent know who is. Kaine is Clinton’s vice presidential candidate. is Trump’s vice presidential candidate and 61 percent of likely voters know who Pence is.
Director of IPPSR Matt Grossmann could not be reached for comment.