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Michigan Senate Race: Senator Stabenow on Same Hot Seat as the Governor?

Stabenow (D) 49% Bouchard (R) 44%

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fresh from an August 8 Senate primary election that he won more handily than expected, Republican Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard is now just five points shy of the level of support attracted by Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow. Stabenow leads 49% to 44%.

Like other GOP contenders in Michigan, for most of the year Bouchard lagged behind the incumbent by double digits. And the Senator, by maintaining at least a 50% level of support, had seemed to enjoy at least marginally greater job security than the Governor. Senator Stabenow's lead did decline as the year progressed, but not drastically until now.

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