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Election 2010: Michigan Governor

Michigan Governor: Snyder (R) Lengthens Lead Over Bernero (D)

Republican businessman Rick Snyder holds a 20-point lead over Lansing's Democratic Mayor Virg Bernero in the contest to be Michigan's next governor. It's the widest gap in the race to date.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Michigan shows Snyder earning 54% of the vote, while Bernero has the support of 34%. (To see question wording, click here.)

Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided.

The race continues to be Solid Republican on the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. If Snyder wins, it will mark a GOP pickup of a governorship currently held by a Democrat.

In three prior surveys since June, Snyder has held double-digit leads over Bernero. Last month, the Republican was ahead 51% to 38%.

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The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Michigan was conducted on October 17, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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