Friday, November 6, 2015 article on Carson leading Clinton and Sanders in Michigan

Detroit native Dr. Ben Carson, seen here on a book tour in Florida, led both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders among Michigan voters in a poll released Thursday.
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
I wrote that I'd post "the latest news about Doctor Pyramid from Michigan" at the end of Doctor Carson and his Amazing Technicolor Labcoat.  Here it is from Poll shows Carson leads Clinton and Sanders in Michigan while Trump trails.
EPIC-MRA released a poll Thursday commissioned for the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ television showing that Detroit native Dr. Ben Carson leads former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among likely voters in Michigan, 46 percent to 40 percent.  The poll also found Carson ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 45 percent to 36 percent.

Real estate tycoon and former reality television star Donald Trump of New York fared less well in the poll.  The survey said that both Clinton and Sanders would beat Trump in Michigan if the election were held today.  Clinton led Trump 46 percent to 38 percent, while Sanders was ahead 48 percent to 36 percent.

“Clearly, this shows that what’s happening nationally with the surge for Ben Carson is happening in Michigan as well,” said Bernie Porn, president of EPIC-MRA, to the Detroit Free Press. “That quiet manner of his compared to the bombastic approach of Donald Trump is paying off right now.”  Porn elaborated on Carson's appeal for WXYZ, telling the station that “Voters like his style and it has resulted in a 42 percent favorability rate and only 30 percent unfavorable rate.”
More at the link, including a comparison with two national polls released Wednesday asking about the same or similar match-ups, a history of the polling for the candidates in Michigan, and reaction to the results.  There is also a video at the link.  I was hoping that this video from WXYZ was available, but I couldn't find it: Exclusive Presidential Poll.

Exclusive Presidential Poll on who would win for president if vote held today
Instead, it's this one from Wochit: Carson, Trump Get OK for Secret Service Detail.

Donald Trump and Ben Carson could soon have more company on the campaign trail -- in the form of a Secret Service detail. A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, "Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson has authorized United States Secret Service protection for both Donald Trump and Ben Carson." The spokesperson said, That authorization came after consultation with an advisory committee in Congress made up of the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader, the Senate Majority Leader, and an additional member selected by the Committee.
The latter is still on-topic and newsworthy, but not ideal.

Stay tuned for a busy weekend of posts.  I have entries on the rejection of the Keystone XL, the state marching band championship, and the first weekend of "Spectre" in the U.S. planned.

Crossposted to Michigan Liberal as EPIC-MRA poll: Carson leads Clinton and Sanders in Michigan while Trump trails.

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