According to a poll conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing and released to the Detroit Free Press, Attorney General Mike Cox has opened up a 7 percentage point lead on Representative Pete Hoekstra in the race for the Republican Gubernatorial nomination.
Cox leads the Republicans with 32%, followed by Hoekstra @ 25% and Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard with 16%. In EPIC’s poll from October ’09, Hoekstra led Cox by 1 point.
Detroit businesswoman Denise Ilitch, who hasn’t even officially declared her candidacy, leads the Democrats @ 23% among likely Democratic voters, followed by Speaker of the House Andy Dillon at 8% and 5% for Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, according to the poll.
Complete details of the poll can be found here.