Western Michigan University Political Science Professors John Clark and Peter Wielhouwer agree that Bernie Sanders’ win in Michigan’s Presidential Primary was surprising. But they say the nature of primary elections and difficulties in polling may explain why the Vermont Senator won despite Hillary Clinton’s large lead in pre-election polls.
(MPRN-Undated) Michigan voters stunned the political world by handing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a surprise Democratic primary victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The win means the two Democrats will split Michigan’s national convention delegates.
Michigan has seen visits from Presidential campaigns of both parties, as well as two debates, one in Detroit with the Republican candidates and the other in Flint with the Democrats running for President.