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FOX 2 exclusive polling study: 13th Congressional District

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The newly redistricted Michigan 13th Congressional district takes center stage in the upcoming August 7th Primary election. 

For the first time in history the city of Detroit may not have a city resident as its representative in Congress.

According to a new poll exclusive to Fox 2, history may have to wait as long-time incumbent John Conyers appears to remain as a voter favorite.

Play the video #1 as Fox 2's Maurielle Lue provides an overview of the significance of the upcoming election. Play video # 2 to get analysis from pollsters Eric Foster and Tarek Baydoun.  Alan Lee has them explain the meaning behind their poll data.

Read the poll results below:

Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely August 2012 primary election voters in the 13th congressional district.

Question # 1: The 2012 Michigan 13th Congressional District Democratic Primary election will be held in August. Who are you most likely to vote for in the primary for US House of Representatives?

(Current Democratic Congressman John Conyers): 48.21%
(State Senator Glenn Anderson): 20.68%
(State Senator Bert Johnson): 2.33%
(State Representative Shanelle Jackson): 4.51%
(Westland School Board member John Goci): 2.02%
(Undecided): 22.24%

Question # 2: Due to redistricting in Michigan it is possible that the City of Detroit will not have a resident as a member of Congress for the first time in Michigan history. Is it important to maintain elected congressional representation from the city of Detroit in the 13th Congressional District?

(It is very important): 57.79%
(It is somewhat important): 14.80%
Total maintaining Detroit representation is important 72.59%
(It is somewhat unimportant): 11.21%
(It is very unimportant): 10.59%
Total maintaining Detroit representation is unimportant 21.81%
(Undecided on importance): 4.83%
(It does not matter): 0.78%

Question # 3: Due to redistricting in Michigan it is possible that Michigan will not have an African American or non-white Minority American as a member of the Michigan Congressional Delegation for the first time since 1954. Is it important to maintain African American or Minority representation from the 13th Congressional District?

(It is very important): 52.96%
(It is somewhat important): 17.76%
Total maintaining Minority representation is important 70.72%
(It is somewhat unimportant): 13.08%
(It is very unimportant): 11.37%
Total maintaining Minority representation is unimportant 24.45%
(Undecided on importance): 3.74%
(It does not matter): 1.09%

Read the full details of the polling study, including demographic breakdowns for each candidate and issue.  CLICK HERE >>

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