News@noon: Polls, puddles and a playoff push
Today is Sept. 30, 2016, and it is finally Friday.
Clinton holds a 7-point lead in Michigan, according to a poll commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV after Monday's debate. Six hundred likely voters were contacted in the poll, which was conducted by Glengariff Group Inc.
Around 42 percent of polled voters support Clinton over Trump's 35 percent. Meanwhile, around 9 percent favor Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, 3 percent are siding with Green Party candidate Jill Stein and 9 percent remain undecided.
Here's what else is happening today.
Snyder still slides
- Gov. Rick Snyder's disapproval rating shrank slightly in a poll commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV but, at 52 percent, it's not far off the all-time high mark of 54 percent. Snyder still could be feeling the effects of the Flint water crisis, in which he "took a huge hit," says Glengariff Group pollster Richard Czuba said.
- Also sliding: Michigan voters enthusiasm for coming out on Election Day, and it doesn't matter if you're voting Republican or Democrat, according to our poll.
- A day after metro Detroit was hit by heavy rain and flooding, the area remains on watch for Round 2. A flood warning remains in effect for Friday.
- The Tigers also were affected by Thursday's weather. Their series finale against the Indians was rained out, and could possibly be replayed Monday. The Tigers head to Atlanta to take on the Braves, owners of the second-worst record in the National League. But, Lynn Henning warns, don't take them lightly.
Sexual assault summits
- Michigan first lady Sue Snyder will give opening remarks today at the second annual sexual assault summit aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses. She'll be joined by her husband, Gov. Rick Snyder, at the University of Michigan for the event.
- The event comes days after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy hosted her own three-day summit earlier this week, bringing together experts from around the country to discuss law enforcement backlogs on rape kits. More than 11,000 rape kits were found in 2009 in a Detroit police property storage facility and Worthy has pushed efforts to get the kits tested and old cases prosecuted.
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