Although he’s said he would not run for governor, according to a new poll, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan would beat Republican gubernatorial frontrunner Attorney General Bill Schuette, if he entered the race. Michigan News Network Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick tells us Duggan has some strengths over current Democratic frontrunnmer Gretchen Whitmer.
“Some of the Democrats who support Gretchen Whitmer have told me he’s got great name ID, he’s coming off a very strong win in Detroit on Tuesday, he’s gotten a lot of press, although not positive, on the no fault insurance stuff,” Skubick said. “So, his name is out there, and Gretchen Whitmer, by comparison is not that well-known, and Bill Schuette is.”
Skubick says the poll, conducted last week for MIRS, gives Duggan a 15 point margin of victory in the hypothetical match-up with Schuette.