A new survey shows Democrats in key Michigan races are gaining some speed.  But the results are in sharp contrast to others conducted regarding the U. S. Senate and gubernatorial races set for this year.

Poll shows Snyder not getting credit for increases in education funding

The survey by Denno Research, released exclusively to the Detroit News,  polled 600 likely voters about who they would like to see lead in the state for the next four years and how they would like to see revenue spent.

It found 42% would cast their vote for Democrat Mark Schauer to 39% who would vote for Governor Rick Snyder.   The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

The survey also found Snyder not getting credit for increasing funding for K-12 education.   While the sum has increased under the Republican to the highest levels since 2009, only 18% according to the survey, credit the governor with the increase.  More than 53% of those polled thought education funding had decreased.  24% were unsure.

Some say the survey results--especially as they relate to spending on public schools in Michigan--could be problematic for Snyder who is struggling to gain ground among voters who believe more money yet should be spent on education.   Others, though, say despite the millions of dollars that have been spent trying to portray the Republican as someone who has put issues on a back burner in favor of tax cuts for businesses, Snyder will win re-election and by a healthy margin.

Snyder is up for re-election in November.