In the latest Detroit News/WXYZ-TV Poll, Dick DeVos is shown to be leading Governor Granholm by 8 points. DeVos has 48 percent to Granholm's 40 percent with another 12 percent undecided. The poll has an error rate of 4-points. Now, 48 percent is not exactly an overwhelming majority by any means. If it were something like 60-40 that would at least show a clear majority preferring one candidate over the other. Democrats will say that DeVos bought his lead with the millions he has spent on television ads. Republicans will say that it is DeVos' message that is resonating with voters as well as Michigan's economic woes that has enabled this lead in the polls.
I am not too big on polls. Remember the exit polling performed in the last presidential election? Supposedly Bush was being soundly trounced.
Read The Detroit News for more information regarding Michigan's race for the next governor.