Forget a blue wave. Michigan’s top political pundits predict a blue tsunami this November will sweep away Republican control of the state’s three big statewide offices. According to the results of the latest pundit poll, the state’s leading political thinkers overwhelmingly expect to be working in 2019 with a Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and, by a much more narrow margin, Attorney General Dana Nessel.
The 2018 election landscape is becoming clearer with each passing week, Lansing’s leading political pundits were asked to take stock of the races for Michigan Governor and U.S. Senate as they stand today – still over a year out from Election Day.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Lansing, MI – While the Republican field for the 2018 Governor’s race has not formalized, the issues shaping that race are in full view. Michigan’s top political insiders were asked to weigh in on how the Flint water crisis and the push for a part-time legislature will impact the respective potential candidacy of both Attorney General Bill Schuette and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Lansing, MI – Michigan’s top political pundits were asked to weigh in on the part time legislature ballot campaign being spearheaded by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, and the proposal’s impact on Calley’s position as a Republican leader and presumed candidate for governor.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Lansing – With the 2018 Governor’s race starting to take shape and the candidates for the Lansing and Detroit 2017 mayoral elections now finalized, Lansing’s leading political pundits were asked to weigh in on the current landscape for these key upcoming elections.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Lansing, MI – With president Trump’s first six weeks and his first address to a Joint Session of Congress now the books, Michigan’s leading political pundits are ready to weigh in on the president’s first major milestone and offer predictions on the success he will have navigating his proposals through Congress.
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.