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Poll: Race Won't Sway Detroit Voters

September 24th, 2013



"This would be rather unprecedented to have a city with such a strong overwhelming majority of African-Americans supporting a candidate who is white running for mayor."

Bernie Porn, President of EPIC-MRA.

Mike Duggan would be Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years if he wins the November election. Roman Gribbs was the last. But a new poll suggests that race is not that important to most voters. That’s according to a Free Press/Channel 7 survey of 400 likely voters. EPIC-MRA conducted the poll. President Bernie Porn says more than 85 percent of the voters surveyed said race would not be a factor in their decision, regardless of which candidate they support. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.