After a seven-week hiatus of punditry introspection, reflection and self-flagellation following the November 8th presidential elections, the Pundit Poll returned today to name its Michigan Political People of the Year and look ahead to 2017 for who will be Michigan’s Most Influential Republican and Democrat.
Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 – Lansing, MI – One month to go and Michigan’s political insiders have made their predictions on which party will control the Michigan State House and which presidential candidate will win Michigan on the way to the White House. Both major political parties have something to celebrate.
Friday, August 5, 2016 – Lansing – The 2016 Michigan primary campaign is just a few days in the rearview mirror and there are still roughly 100 days until we elect the nation’s next President, so the Pundit Poll is, of course, looking ahead to the 2018 campaign for Governor. Who’s running? Who’s not? We asked 101 of Michigan’s political experts and insiders.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – Mackinac Island, MI – The ferries are ferrying. The drinks are flowing. The Porch is being walked and talked. People are complaining/raving about the weather. The 2016 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference is underway. In honor of this political rite of spring in Michigan, the Pundit Poll looked to identify pundits’ top priorities for Detroit, and gauge the optimism around turning those priorities into realities.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Lansing, MI – Teacher sickouts. New commissions. Local control. Legislative gridlock. Heartbreaking results. Dramatic turnarounds. Looking ahead five years, what will be the condition of the Detroit Public Schools? The Pundit Poll asked.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Lansing, MI - As the Flint water crisis carries into May, political insiders across the state increasingly feel that Governor Snyder’s ultimate legacy will be irreparably damaged by the ongoing situation.
LANSING, MI – April 19, 2016 – With the clown car known as the United States presidential campaign still six months from it merciful conclusion, The Pundit Poll thought, “Let’s throw another election cycle into the conversation.”
In an emailed survey from April 14-15, 100 of Michigan’s political insiders and pundits were asked to look ahead to the 2018 race for Governor in Michigan and the results were surprising.