Oct 21, 2010
Dingell maintains double-digit lead
In the second reliable, independent poll in the race for 15th Congressional seat in the U.S. House, the dean of the House, Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, maintains his double digit lead.
Dingell has a 17-point lead over Teabgger Rob Steele, according to a Detroit Free Press-WXYZ TV (Channel 7) poll. Dingell is leading 53-36 percent. According to the Free Press, EPIC-MRA of Lansing surveyed 400 likely voters in Michigan’s 15th Congressional District. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, so at a minimum Dingell has a 12.1 percent lead.
Steele has touted a pair of questionable polls that had him within 4 percentage points, and one unbelievable poll amazingly had Steele actually winning by 4 points.
Steele has been on every righting national radio and TV show possible, and it has done little to cut into Dingell’s commanding lead. In a Detroit News/Local 4 WDIV poll last month, Dingell had a 19 point lead.
But Dingell is not easing up on the gas, and former President Bill Clinton is appearing at a GOTV rally in Ann Arbor on Sunday.