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Looking over political landscape, survey says Michigan voters don't like the view

Jun 17, 2015

A recent survey suggests that Michigan voters don't like a lot of what they see in the upcoming political season.
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Presidential candidates keep hopping on the bandwagon. ‘Tis the season, after all.

But according to a recent survey conducted by the Detroit News and WDIV-TV, Michigan voters are mostly not liking what they’re seeing.

The News’ Lansing reporter, Chad Livengood, tells us that the survey says the established brands – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – have an advantage through sheer recognizability, but they also have an “unfavorable” problem.

According to Livengood, when all candidates on the survey were scored on “favorables” versus “unfavorables,” the results were skewed toward the latter.

“It’s just one sign that maybe the public is increasingly disengaged or turned off by whom they see vying to be the next leader of the free world,” Livengood says.

Listen to our conversation with Livengood above to learn more about the survey results and what it might mean in the upcoming political landscape.