Friday, March 8, 2019

Poll: Trump is in big trouble in Michigan

Posted By on Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 1:07 PM

click to enlarge STEVE NEAVLING
  • Steve Neavling

President Trump is rapidly losing support in Michigan, a key swing state in presidential elections.

Nearly half of Michigan residents “definitely” will not vote for Trump, compared to 31% who said they definitely will, according to an EPIC-MRA poll of 600 active and likely voters. Another 16% said they will probably vote for someone else.

Similar polls in Wisconsin and Florida, two other key swing states, show Trump’s chances of getting re-elected are diminishing.

Trump won Michigan by only 10,000 votes, which is about 0.25 percent of all ballots cast in the presidential election in 2016.

According to the EPIC-MRA poll, Trump’s support among independent voters is evaporating, with 44% saying they will definitely vote for someone else and 27% indicating they will probably support another candidate. Only 18% of independent voters said they will definitely vote for Trump.

The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, was conducted over the phone between Sunday and Thursday.

The president’s support among Republicans also is declining, with only two-thirds saying they definitely will vote for Trump.

In Florida, 53% of voters said they believe Trump should not be elected, compared to 40% who said they believe he should, according to a recent poll by Bendixen & Amandi International.

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