Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig leads Governor Gretchen Whitmer by 6% according to a new poll following his big entrance into the Governor’s race last week.
The survey comes from Trafalgar Group, one of the most accurate polling firms in the country in 2020.
According to Breitbart:
“Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is trailing Republican challenger James Craig in the governor’s race, a Trafalgar Group survey released Tuesday found.
“If Gretchen Whitmer and James Craig were the candidates for Governor in the 2022 general election, for whom would you vote?” the survey asked, showing the former Detroit police chief leading the radically left governor by six percentage points, 50.4 percent to 44.4 percent.
The survey, taken September 13-15, 2021, among 1,097 likely general election voters, has a margin of error of +/- 2.96 percent.”
Craig’s announcement was disrupted by radical leftists trying to cancel and silence him. They failed completely.
CI wrote about the controversy last week:
“Dozens of extremists, attempting to silence and cancel the Chief, surrounded him, then screamed at him that he was a “Nazi,” and hurled obscenities as they refused to let him give his speech.
Craig stared them down, made his announcement anyway, then left before the scene could escalate further. He gave his full speech at a secure location nearby.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources was nowhere to be found, despite assurances to the Craig campaign they had security handled, and there was no need to alert the Michigan State Police.
Craig and others questioned if Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who controls the DNR, told them to stand down. After all, where the hell were they? Seems pretty odd.”
Craig’s announcement has received significant praise, with one Republican strategist referring to it as a “home run.”
“Those protestors, unbeknownst to them, did a big favor for the campaign of Chief James Craig,” said Lloyd Jackson with WJR Radio.”He’s getting a lot more attention. He was on TV, he was in the papers, he’s everywhere.”
His WJR colleague Paul Smith agreed.
“He wouldn’t have had this much coverage without these people doing what they did.”
Longtime Republican politico Nick DeLeeuw called the launch a “home run” in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
“The folks that don’t know the players involved and who don’t watch these things super closely are going to see (the announcement) they’re going to see the mob and they’re going to go, ‘oh, this guy is serious, this guy needs help,” DeLeeuw said. “I don’t know that they drew up (the announcement) that way, but when they were presented with what was going on on the field, the facts on the field, it was a home run for the Craig camp.”
William Nowling, PR professional and former spokesman for Gov. Rick Snyder, tweeted:
“Chief James Craig couldn’t have scripted a better announcement. Controversy. Guaranteed coverage for days. National media attention which helps with fundraising?”