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FOX 2 exclusive polling study: 14th Congressional District

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Two existing congressmen have found themselves in the same August 7 Primary race after the redistricting of the 14th Congressional District.

Because of the newly drawn district, the primary election is resulting in an interesting match up between current Democratic congressmen Hansen Clarke and Gary Peters.

Also in the race is Retired Magistrate Robert Costello, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence and former state Rep. Mary Waters of Detroit.

Click on the video clip above to see Robin Murdoch delve into the buildup surrounding the 14th District.

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 14th congressional district.

Question #1: The 2012 Michigan 14th 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 Hansen Clarke): 26.72%
(Current Democratic Congressman Gary Peters):45.11%
(Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence):9.64%
(Former State Rep. Mary Waters): 1.17%
(Retired Magistrate Bob Costello):0.29%
(Undecided): 17.08%

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 14th Congressional District?

(It is very important): 57.98%
(It is somewhat important): 19.91%
Total maintaining Detroit representation is important 77.89%
(It is somewhat unimportant): 12.01%
(It is very unimportant): 5.86%
Total maintaining Detroit representation is unimportant 17.87%
(Undecided on importance): 3.81% 
(It does not matter): 0.44%

Question #3: Due to redistricting in Michigan it is possible that the 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 14th Congressional District?

(It is very important): 55.12%
(It is somewhat important): 21.05%
Total maintaining Minority representation is important 76.17%
(It is somewhat unimportant): 13.74%
(It is very unimportant): 7.46%
Total maintaining Minority representation is unimportant 21.20%
(Undecided on importance): 1.75%
(It does not matter): 0.88%

Question #4: In Which Age Range Do You Fit?

(Between 18 to 30 years old): 3.65%
(Between 31 to 50 years old): 12.72%
(Between 51 to 65 years old): 37.13%
(Ages 66 and older): 46.35%

Question #5: What is your gender?

1. Male 32.89%
2. Female 67.11%

Question #6: Generally speaking, do you consider yourself a Democrat, an Independent, a Republican or a Tea Party member?

(IF DEM) Do you consider yourself a solid Democrat or leaning Democrat?
(IF REP) Do you consider yourself a solid Republican, leaning Republican or a Tea Party Republican?

Response Code 1 (Solid Democrat): 76.32%
Response Code 2 (Leaning Democrat): 10.88%
Response Code 3 (Independent): 11.03%
Response Code 4 (Solid Republican): 0.88%
Response Code 5 (Leaning Republican): 0.59%
Response Code 6 (Tea Party Republican): 0.29%

Question #7: What is your nationality/heritage?

Response Code 1 (African American/Black): 54.79%
Response Code 2 (White/Caucasian): 34.76%
Response Code 3 (Hispanic/Latino): 1.62%
Response Code 4 (Arab American): 1.47%
Response Code 5 (Asian/Pacific Islander): 0.59%
Response Code 6 (Native American): 0.59%
Response Code 7 (More than one racial/ethnic identity): 6.04%

Question #8: Which of the following most accurately describes your religious background?

(Evangelical Christian): 10.98%
(Catholic): 18.55%
(Baptist): 31.75%
(Protestant/Non Evangelical Christian): 15.28%
(Jewish): 9.50%
(Muslim): 0.74%
(Other or no religious affiliation): 13.20%

Question #9: Are you or is any member of your household a member of a labor union?

Response Code 1 (No): 62.76%
Response Code 2 (Yes, Self): 26.25%
Response Code 3 (Yes, Household): 10.70%
Response Code 4 (DK/Refused): 0.29%

To read the full details of the polling study, CLICK HERE>>

 

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