New MI-01 Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Doesn’t Think Congressman Dan Benishek Deserves Reelection

January 25, 2012

The House Majority PAC today released a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll that shows Congressman Dan Benishek in serious jeopardy of losing reelection.

In Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, only 40% of voters want to give Congressman Dan Benishek a second term, while 60% want to replace him. Congressional Republicans have a 35/54 favorability rating in his district and Benishek’s approval is even lower than that with just 33% of voters giving him good marks to 45% who disapprove. He trails 2010 opponent Gary McDowell 41-46 in a hypothetical rematch.

“For the past year, Congressman Dan Benishek and House Republicans have done everything in their power to fight for tax breaks for the richest one percent at the expense of Medicare for seniors and jobs for middle class families,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of the House Majority PAC. “This November, Congressman Benishek and House Republicans will have to answer back home for their backwards priorities and failure to fight formiddle class families.”

Public Policy Polling conducted this survey on behalf of House Majority PAC between January 19th and 20th. In MI-1, 867 registered voters were interviewed with a margin of error of +/-3.3%.. To learn more, visit the House Majority PAC website.

The latest polling numbers in Congressman Benishek’s Congressional District come the same week a United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows Democrats nationally with an 11-point lead over Republicans in a generic ballot question asked to registered voters.