2008 General Election results-DEM: 96.93% GOP: 2.65%With that as a backdrop, from The Detroit Free Press: Poll: In House race, Rob Steele leads John Dingell by 4 points
2006 General Election results-DEM: 95.05% GOP: 4.33%
2004 General Election results-DEM: 93.61% GOP: 5.93%
A new independent poll has the dean of the U.S. House, Rep. John Dingell trailing his Republican opponent, Rob Steele, by 4 percentage points.If Dingell isn't safe in Detroit (and for that matter Ann Arbor and Dearborn), is any Democrat safe anywhere? I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate that Dingell did himself no favors with sad recent episodes like when he admitted on air that ObamaCare was all about 'controlling the people:'
The automated phone survey of 300 people in the 15th Congressional District showed Steele getting 43.8% of the vote. Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat and the longest-serving member of Congress, got 39.5%. About 11% were undecided. The gap is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 5.6 percentage points. The poll was conducted Monday.