New poll spells trouble for Michigan Republicans who peddle conspiracy theories and oppose abortion rights | Politics and Elections | Detroit

click to enlarge Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo and Attorney General candidate Matt DePerno.  - COURTESY PHOTOS

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Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo and Attorney General candidate Matt DePerno.

Republicans could be in trouble in Michigan because they’re out of step with voters on abortion, former President Donald Trump and election conspiracy theories, according to a recent poll of statewide races and Roe vs. Wade.

In an EPIC-MRA poll of 600 likely voters between May 11 and 17, 63% of voters said they disagreed with the Supreme Court’s draft opinion that would overturn Roe vs. Wadethe historic decision that legalized abortion.

Only 26% of voters said they support the draft decision.

Many Republican candidates, including virtually everyone running for governor, are running on a platform opposing all forms of abortion, a position that is highly unpopular in Michigan.

Of those surveyed, 57% identify as pro-choice and 33% oppose abortion rights. An additional 10% are undecided.

The poll also shows that 83% to 85% of likely voters do not recognize the Republican candidates for attorney general and secretary of state, Matt DePerno and Kristina Karamo, respectively, who have echoed Trump’s lies about widespread electoral fraud.

The poll found that just 27% of likely voters believe Joe Biden stole the election from Trump, compared to 61% who believe Biden won fairly. About 12% are undecided.

Biden won the election in Michigan by 3 percentage points.

Of those surveyed, 54% said they view Trump unfavorably.

But the news is not all bad for Republicans. Biden’s ratings are also low, with 52% viewing the president unfavorably.

If the election were today, 45% of voters said they would vote for Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and 46% said they would vote for the Republican candidate. Voters were not asked about specific Republican candidates.

Five of the 10 gubernatorial candidates may be disqualified after state election officials uncovered massive fraud in their requests to appear on the ballot.

Although most voters have never heard of the Republican candidates for secretary of state and attorney general, the race could be close.

When asked if they would vote for Attorney General Dana Nessel or the Republican candidate, 43% said Nessel and 41% said Republican. Another 16% are undecided.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had a 47% to 38% lead over the Republican candidate, with 15% undecided.

Benson and Nessel’s lead could widen after voters learn that DePerno and Karamo oppose abortion rights and spread wild conspiracy theories about voter fraud.

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