Michigan Polls Show Mike Rogers Ahead of Peter Meijer in Republican Senate Primary

Former Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), who appears to be gaining momentum from the Trump camp, holds a substantial lead over his rivals in Michigan’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, as indicated by two recent polls.

A Marketing Research Group (MRG) survey released on Monday showed Rogers with 23 percent backing, leading the pack over Representative Peter Meijer (R-MI), who had voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. Meijer secured seven percent support, while businessman Sandy Pensler earned two percent. A majority of likely Republican primary voters, 62 percent, remain undecided.

“Most of Rogers’ support comes from Southeast and Mid-Michigan where favorable TV ads promoting Rogers’ experience as a military veteran and former law enforcement officer have been playing for several weeks,” MRG owner Jenell Leonard said in a statement.

“The outside efforts to brand Rogers as the candidate that has the knowledge and experience to secure the border and bridge the political divide in D.C. is resonating with voters,” she added.

The survey polled 600 probable primary voters from February 19 to 22, with no specified margin of error.

A separate poll, conducted by pollster Michael Meyers for a pro-Rogers super PAC and initially disclosed by Fox 2, reveals an even wider lead for Rogers. In this poll, 32 percent of the respondents favor Rogers, while 12 percent support Meijer, and Pensler rises to four percent. The percentage of undecided voters in this survey stands at 52 percent.

Nonetheless, Fox 2 did not provide details such as the name of the super PAC that commissioned the poll, the sample size, the dates of the survey, or the margin of error. A source informed Breitbart News that the PAC in question is the Great Lakes Conservative Fund.

Meyers mentioned that Rogers has the highest name recognition among the three contenders, with 63 percent of respondents indicating familiarity with him. In contrast, Meijer and Pensler’s name recognition stands at 56 percent and 34 percent, respectively.

“Among that, 29% have a favorable view towards [Rogers], 23% have no real opinion about him and 10% are unfavorable,” Meyers told Fox 2.

It is important to mention that Trump, whose endorsement holds significant sway within the Republican base, has not yet endorsed a candidate in Michigan. However, Rogers appears to be gathering support from Trump’s circle. On Monday, Ric Grenell, the former Acting Director of National Intelligence and U.S. Ambassador to Germany during the Trump administration, endorsed him.

“I am proud to endorse my friend Mike Rogers for U.S. Senate. Michigan desperately needs a Senator who will put the American people first and I know Mike will be that Senator,” Grenell said in a statement.

Rogers expressed his gratitude to Grenell in response.

“I appreciate your friendship and I am honored to receive your endorsement as we continue to unite to Get America Back on Track!” he wrote.