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Poll says GOP race grows tighter [Michigan 7th]
|Last Edited||ArmyDem Apr 21, 2004 12:36pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Kalamazoo Gazette|
|News Date||Wednesday, April 21, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||DeRossett credits his anti-abortion ads for 7th District showing |
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
BY ART AISNER
News Staff Reporter
Candidates Gene DeRossett and John Schwarz narrowly lead a six-candidate field in the 7th Congressional District Republican primary race, with DeRossett's campaign crediting an anti-abortion message for big rise in the polls.
DeRossett, a Manchester state representative, trails Schwarz, a former state senator from Battle Creek, by two percentage points, according to an EPIC/MRA poll released Tuesday.
The results indicate a five-point jump for DeRossett since a similar EPIC/MRA poll last month. But 27 percent of participants were undecided, and there was a 5.7 percent margin of error.
"This is a major shift in the numbers that shows Gene DeRossett is the top pro-life candidate in the race," said DeRossett spokesman Steve Mitchell, who credited two television ads and a districtwide phone campaign focusing on abortion for the increase.
The poll, taken April 14-18, was conducted among 300 likely voters across the district, which covers western Washtenaw County and Calhoun, Eaton, Jackson, Branch, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties.
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