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1503 likely Democratic primary voters in Michigan were solicited, between July 20-21, 

in a survey conducted in English. Change Research applied proprietary Bias Correct 


approach to solicitations in order to yield a mostly representative sample. Incomplete 
responses, respondents outside of Michigan, and voters not voting in the Democratic 
primary were filtered out, leaving a sample of 1503. 

Results based on 1503 likely Democratic primary voters living in Michigan, and who 
answered most of the questions. Sample demographics are close to this population for 
age, gender, and ethnicity. Post-stratification done on age, education, race, and 2016 
presidential vote.

Question Answer All Voters

Are you male or female? Male 45.8


Female 54.2

I live in Michigan, am
Which of the following best describes you? registered to vote, and a 58.8
Democrat.
I live in Michigan, am
registered to vote, but
40.4
not with a major political
party.
I live in Michigan, am
registered to vote, and a 0.8
Republican.

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Do you plan to vote in the statewide primary election on
Yes, definitely 80.8
August 7 for Governor, US Congress, and other offices?
Yes, probably 8.2
Maybe (50-50) 5.5
No, probably not 3.4
No, definitely not 2.1

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - How do you feel about the


Very favorable 26.4
following organizations and public officials?
Somewhat favorable 20.4
Not very favorable 8.5
Not at all favorable 5.2
Never heard of them 39.5

Abdul El-Sayed - How do you feel about the following


Very favorable 29.3
organizations and public officials?
Somewhat favorable 34.9
Not very favorable 10.8
Not at all favorable 8.5
Never heard of them 16.4

Shri Thanedar - How do you feel about the following


Very favorable 13.0
organizations and public officials?
Somewhat favorable 28.2
Not very favorable 24.8
Not at all favorable 24.5
Never heard of them 9.4

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Gretchen Whitmer - How do you feel about the following
Very favorable 25.4
organizations and public officials?
Somewhat favorable 36.4
Not very favorable 16.0
Not at all favorable 7.3
Never heard of them 14.9

Progressives - How do you feel about the following


Very favorable 34.8
organizations and public officials?
Somewhat favorable 27.8
Not very favorable 12.0
Not at all favorable 5.0
Never heard of them 20.4

If the Democratic primary for Governor of Michigan were


Gretchen Whitmer 33.2
held today, who would you vote for?
Abdul El-Sayed 27.4
Not sure 24.3
Shri Thanedar 15.1

What race/ethnicity best describes you? White / Caucasian 75.6


Black or African
15.2
American
Hispanic 5.1
Asian / Pacific Islander 2.0
American Indian or
1.1
Alaska Native
Middle Eastern or North
1.1
African

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What is the highest level of education you have Less than high school
1.0
completed? degree
High school degree 12.0
Some college but no
32.0
degree
College degree 36.9
Graduate degree 18.1

Are you or anyone in your family a member of a labor I am an active member of


13.0
union? a labor union
I am a retired member of
11.8
a labor union
I am not but someone in
my family is an active or
31.9
retired member of a labor
union
I am not in a labor union,
nor is anyone in my 43.3
family

Do you identify as: Liberal 41.5


Progressive 28.2
Moderate 24.5
Conservative 5.8

On a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about President


Donald Trump? 1 means you strongly oppose him and 10 1 80.9
means you strongly support him.

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2 4.1
3 4.2
4 2.1
5 3.0
6 0.3
7 1.3
8 1.2
9 1.0
10 1.9

Hillary Clinton, the


In the 2016 election, did you vote for: 80.0
Democrat
Donald Trump, the
6.0
Republican
Did not vote 6.0
Jill Stein, the Green
4.0
Party
Gary Johnson, the
4.0
Libertarian

Yes, I voted in the


Did you vote in the 2016 presidential primary election? 75.5
Democratic primary
I did not vote in any
16.0
party’s primary

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Yes, I voted in the
5.7
Republican primary
Yes, I voted in another
2.8
party’s primary

DEM PRIMARY ONLY: Which candidate did you vote for? Bernie Sanders 58.0
Hillary Clinton 42.0

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