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{{Mielecbanner14}}{{migovtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''Michigan gubernatorial election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Incumbent [[Rick Snyder]] (R) is eligible for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.
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{{Mielecbanner14}}{{migovtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''Michigan gubernatorial election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Incumbent [[Rick Snyder]] (R) {{2014isrunning}} for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.
  
 
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==Race background==
 
==Race background==
First term [[Republican]] [[Governor of Michigan|Gov.]] [[Rick Snyder]] is up for re-election in 2014 but has yet to announce whether he will run. As of September 2013, Snyder is tentatively scheduled to decide sometime in early 2014.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20130913/NEWS06/309130045/Snyder-says-announcement-on-re-election-plans-still-months-away ''The Detroit Free Press,'' "Gov. Snyder says any re-election plans are months away from announcement," September 13, 2013]</ref>.
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First term [[Republican]] [[Governor of Michigan|Gov.]] [[Rick Snyder]] {{2014isrunning}}for re-election in 2014.<ref>[http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/michigan-governor-announces-reelection.html ''Governing,'' Michigan Governor Announces Reelection Bid, Despite Controversies, February 4, 2014]</ref>
  
In December 2012, in the wake of his passage of a "right-to-work" law that provoked heavy rioting, particularly from unions, a Public Policy Poll showed the governor's chances of winning another term having severely diminished compared to a similar poll released the previous month. His net approval tumbled a net -28 points, with respondents preferring each of the poll's four hypothetical Democratic challengers over Snyder for 2014.<ref>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/snyders-popularity-plummets.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "Snyder's popularity plummets," December 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/11/an-early-look-at-the-2014-governor-landscape.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "An early look at the 2014 governor landscape," November 12, 2012]</ref> Snyder has not announced whether he will seek re-election.
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In December 2012, in the wake of his passage of a "right-to-work" law that provoked heavy rioting, particularly from unions, a Public Policy Poll showed the governor's chances of winning another term having severely diminished compared to a similar poll released the previous month. His net approval tumbled a net -28 points, with respondents preferring each of the poll's four hypothetical Democratic challengers over Snyder for 2014.<ref>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/snyders-popularity-plummets.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "Snyder's popularity plummets," December 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/11/an-early-look-at-the-2014-governor-landscape.html ''Public Policy Polling,'' "An early look at the 2014 governor landscape," November 12, 2012]</ref>  
  
At a Republican leadership conference back in September 2011, Snyder told an interviewer that if he felt satisfied with the legacy he established during his first term, he would be inclined to pass the torch to "better, smarter people."  He went on to say he's "happy to go fishing, go teach or do something else," indicating that a bid for different office was not on the 2014 agenda should he decline to run for re-election as governor.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_rick_snyder_says_he_might.html ''Michigan Live,'' "Gov. Rick Snyder says he might not run for re-election in 2014 -- could Brian Calley or Bill Schuette succeed him?," September 25, 2011]</ref>
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At a Republican leadership conference back in September 2011, Snyder told an interviewer that if he felt satisfied with the legacy he established during his first term, he would be inclined to pass the torch to "better, smarter people."  He went on to say he's "happy to go fishing, go teach or do something else," indicating that a bid for different office was not on the 2014 agenda had he declined to run for re-election as governor.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_rick_snyder_says_he_might.html ''Michigan Live,'' "Gov. Rick Snyder says he might not run for re-election in 2014 -- could Brian Calley or Bill Schuette succeed him?," September 25, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===Polls===
 
===Polls===

Revision as of 13:12, 12 February 2014



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Michigan Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Rick Snyder Republican Party
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The Michigan gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Rick Snyder (R) is running for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Candidates

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Candidates


Race background

First term Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is runningfor re-election in 2014.[7]

In December 2012, in the wake of his passage of a "right-to-work" law that provoked heavy rioting, particularly from unions, a Public Policy Poll showed the governor's chances of winning another term having severely diminished compared to a similar poll released the previous month. His net approval tumbled a net -28 points, with respondents preferring each of the poll's four hypothetical Democratic challengers over Snyder for 2014.[8][9]

At a Republican leadership conference back in September 2011, Snyder told an interviewer that if he felt satisfied with the legacy he established during his first term, he would be inclined to pass the torch to "better, smarter people." He went on to say he's "happy to go fishing, go teach or do something else," indicating that a bid for different office was not on the 2014 agenda had he declined to run for re-election as governor.[10]

Polls

Governor of Michigan
Poll Rick Snyder* (R) Mark Schauer (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
EPIC-MRA Poll
(May 2013)
38%39%23%+/-4.0600
EPIC-MRA Poll
(September 2013)
44%36%20%+/-4.0600
Public Policy Poll
(December 5-8, 2013)
44%40%16%+/-3.01,034
Conservative Intel Poll
(January 7-8, 2014)
47%35%18%+/-3.831,004
EPIC-MRA Poll
(February 5-11, 2014)
47%39%14%+/-4.0600
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
(March 14, 2014)
42%39%19%+/-4.0600
Mitchell Research & Communications
(April 9, 2014)
49%37%15%+/-2.561,460
Mitchell Research and Communications
(June 6, 2014)
46%41%13%+/-3.16961
AVERAGES 44.63% 38.25% 17.25% +/-3.57 857.38
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

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