NEW POLL: John James Surging; Cuts Stabenow’s Lead In Half

“This poll shows that John James is in the game” – Steve Mitchell, Pollster

October 17 Rally with John James

Lansing—New polling released Wednesday shows combat veteran and businessman John James, nominee for U.S. Senate, surging just four weeks from Election Day. The polling results were announced during a press conference at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsing John’s campaign Wednesday.

The poll, conducted by Mitchell Research & Communications, shows John James within nine points of opponent Debbie Stabenow; cutting her lead in half. The poll shows Debbie Stabenow at 51% and James at 42%, with James leading among independents.

WATCH VIDEO: “John James is in the game” – Pollster Steve Mitchell


“There clearly has been dramatic movement in the U.S. Senate Race,” pollster Steve Mitchell of Mitchell Research & Communications said Wednesday. “This is clearly good news for the [John James] campaign.” The poll surveyed 654 likely general election voters with 50 percent conducted through cell phones and the other 50 percent from landline.

During the press conference, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its support of James. “John James supports policies that advance economic opportunity and help create jobs,” Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Wednesday. “John James will be a true champion of the American Dream and will work to foster an environment that allows jobs to flourish so that working Michiganders and entrepreneurs can prosper.”

“After 43 years in politics, collecting close to $4 million from the taxpayers while passing just five bills into law, Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s time in office is up,” campaign manager Tori Sachs said. “As Election Day nears, Michigan voters are taking notice of Stabenow’s broken promises and failure to lead effectively.”

James has raised funds from over 60,000 grassroots donors who along with the over half a million people who voted for James in the primary, make up his grassroots army, the largest in the country this cycle.

After graduating from West Point in 2004, James became a Ranger-qualified aviation officer. He went on to serve with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom, logging over 750 combat flight hours while leading two platoons.

After eight years of service to the nation, James returned to Michigan to work in the family business: James Group International. Currently its President, he has led the company from $35 million to $137 million in revenue while creating 100 additional jobs.

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