Early exit polls Tuesday had all the predictions for the primary election coming true, except possibly the expectation for a low voter turnout.
It looks as though it may be higher than usual, said Steve Mitchell, head of the polling firm Mitchell Research and Communication. Secretary of State Candice Miller had projected turnout at 22 percent.
In an exit poll of 800 voters done by Mitchell Research and Communication for Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV and The Detroit News, first projections showed Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm and Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus taking their party nominations.
Polling showed Granholm with the support of 44 percent of Democratic voters, U.S. Rep. David Bonior at 32 percent and former Gov. James Blanchard at 23 percent.
For the Republican Party, expectations of a landslide victory appeared to have come true, as Posthumus rolled in 72 percent of GOP voters, compared to state Sen. John Joe Schwarzs 28 percent.
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