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Poll: Schauer Has Lead Over Walberg

Mark Schauer and Tim Walberg
Mark Schauer and Tim Walberg

LANSING (WKZO) -- According to one poll, Congressman Mark Schauer has pulled ahead in that tight race with former Representative Tim Walberg for the 7th congressional seat.

Another independent poll, this one commissioned by WLNS-TV in Lansing, gives Schauer a 7-point lead over Walberg, 50 to 43%.

An EPIC-MRA poll gave him a similar lead last week.

Pollster Tom Shields said while Independents have gone for Rick Snyder in a big way, polls indicate they are not choosing to back Walberg.

A group of prominent Republicans have formed a committee to support his election. Former Congressman Joe Schwarz, former State Representative and Senator Hal Zeigler and Gary Reed, former chair of the state party, all Republicans, are backing Schauer, a Democrat.