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Poll gives Duggan, Napoleon the lead in Detroit mayoral race

  A new poll claiming a 4.5 percent margin of error indicates Mike Duggan may pull off the difficult task of a successful write-in campaign in Tuesday's mayoral primary in Detroit.

  A July 29-31 telephone poll of 500 likely Detroit voters commissioned by Lansing-based Michigan Information and Research Service, or MIRS, showed former Detroit Medical Centers CEO Mike   Duggan and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in the lead in the crowded field of candidates for mayor.
  Of those polled, 40 percent claimed they would write in Duggan's name for mayor. Duggan was bounced from the ballot over residency issues and opted to run a write-in campaign.
  Napoleon was the choice of 29.5 percent of those polled followed by Tom Barrow at 7.6 percent.
  The top two finishers in the Aug. 6 primary move on to the November general election.
  Pollster Ed Sarpolus of Lansing-based Target-Insyght, notes that voters who support Duggan still have to take the time to write his name on the ballot and spell it correctly.

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