Does Battle Creek think health-care reform is GRRRREAT?

Michigan’s 7th District hugs the central part of the southern third of the state, and includes Cereal City (Battle Creek), all of Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties, most of Calhoun and a large portion of western and northern Washtenaw counties. The district’s R+2 Cook PVI rating puts Democratic Congressman Mark Schauer (above) at the epicenter of a major battle for that seat in the fall, and that race certainly will garner the attention of political pundits throughout the nation.

Schauer will face the winner of the  GOP primary either Iraq War veteran and attorney Brian Rooney, former U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, businessman Marvin Carlson (R), or pharmaceutical representative Greg Merle in the November 2010 election.

On March 25, we asked 1,337 voters in Michigan’s 7th Congressional district this question:

Your congressman, Mark Schauer, voted in favor of the president’s health-care package last Sunday. Does that make you more likely, or less likely to support him for re-election?

Here are the responses:

Michigan 7: Reaction to Health Care Package

 More LikelyLess LikelyUndecided
OVERALL33.81%59.46%6.73%
GENDER
Female36.42%55.89%7.68%
Male29.96%64.80%5.23%
POLITICAL AFFILIATION
Democrat65.57%25.75%8.68%
Republican11.93%85.44%2.63%
Independent/Other31.67%60.08%8.25%
Date of Poll: March 25, 2010
Number of responses: 1,337
Margin of Error: ±2.68%

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