Republican Dan Benishek's bid to take the U.S. House seat held by retiring Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Menominee, got a boost with a poll released today that shows him leading 54 percent to 31 percent against state Rep. Gary McDowell, D-Rudyard, in a two-way ballot. Fourteen percent of the 406 respondents were undecided.
House handicappers have suggested Michigan (and much of the Midwest) is ripe for substantial Republican gains in 2010, and this data seems to confirm those sentiments.
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