Insider Advantage Michigan Poll: Whitmer and Dixon Tied; 38.9 Percent Favorable Rating For Biden

In Michigan, the governor’s race is tied, and Joe Biden is rocking a 38.9 percent approval rating, according to the latest Insider Advantage survey.

In the gubernatorial race, 44.8 percent of respondents said they would vote for Republican nominee Tudor Dixon versus 44.6 percent of voters who said they would vote for Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer if the election were held today. Two percent said they would vote for Mary Buzuma, the Libertarian, and 2.4 percent said they would pull the lever for Kevin Hogan, the Green Party candidate. Another 8 percent said they would prefer another candidate, and 5.4 percent were undecided.

Dixon did better among younger voters (42.3 percent to 40.5 percent) and Gen X voters (47 percent to 45.3 percent), while Whitmer did best among seniors (48.2 percent to 44.7 percent). More whites (49 percent to 42.3 percent) and other/Hispanic (53.4 percent to 22.2 percent) said they would vote for Dixon. African Americans, on the other hand, overwhelmingly preferred Whitmer (74 percent to 12.5 percent).

More male voters said they would vote for Dixon (52 percent to 37.2 percent), while more women preferred Whitmer 51.1 percent to 38.7 percent.)

Additionally, the poll shows Dixon winning the Independent vote by a significant margin (50.7 percent to 29.4 percent).

“The race is tied primarily due to the fact that voters who describe themselves as independents are breaking by a twenty-point margin in favor of Tudor Dixon,” said Insider Advantage analyst Matt Towery.

The survey of 550 Michigan likely voters was conducted on October 30, and has a margin of error of 4.2 percent.

According to the poll, only 38.9 percent of Michiganders gave Joe Biden a favorable rating, with 53 percent having a unfavorable opinion of him. Another 8.1 percent of likely voters had no opinion.

The 79 year-old polled best with senior voters aged 65 or over with 45 percent giving him a favorable rating. Among younger voters aged 19 to 39, only 35 percent had a favorable opinion of Biden, and among 40 to 64 year-olds, only 37.8 percent had a favorable opinion.

Among white voters, Biden had a 38.4 percent favorable rating, with 54.5 percent unfavorable. Among Black voters, 59.7  said they had a favorable opinion of Biden, with 28.4 percent having an unfavorable opinion.

Other (mainly Hispanic voters) overwhelmingly disapproved of Biden, with only 13.6 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of him. Another 77.3 percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of Biden. He scored worse with males, with only 33.2 percent having a favorable opinion of Biden to 43. 5 percent of females. Only 22.7 percent of Independent voters said they have a favorable opinion of Joe Biden. Another 77.3 percent said they have an unfavorable opinion.


Biden’s term in office has been marked by a series of self-inflicted disasters and failures, including his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, the ongoing COVID pandemic that he promised to end, out of control inflation, high gas prices, the border crisis, executive overreach, his increasingly authoritarian behavior, intentionally divisive/woke policies, his declining mental state, the recession, and lately, his demonization of Trump supporters.


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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: ST CLAIR, MI - OCTOBER 27: Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon campaigns with other Michigan Republican candidates at a rally on October 27, 2022 in St Clair, Michigan. Dixon, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is in a tight race the incumbent Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)