Recent polling data shows a favorable trend in Michigan, which is good news for the Trump campaign. According to a survey conducted for the Lansing-based consulting company Marketing Resource Group and published by Detroit News, the former president is rising in the polls.
According to the study, 42% of respondents either have plans to vote for Trump or are leaning that way, while 35% said they would rather vote for Biden. About 20% of the 600 people who took the survey between October 2 and 8 said they would support a different candidate, while 3% said they had no opinion.
Michigan became a significant battleground state in the 2016 presidential election in the United States. Trump won Michigan by a slim margin, receiving 2,279,543 votes, or 47.5% of the total. Just a few votes ahead of Hillary Clinton, who garnered 2,268,839 votes, was this gap. The small margin of victory between the two demonstrated Michigan’s crucial role in the biggest national competition.
🇺🇲 2024 GE: MICHIGAN— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) October 11, 2023
(R) Trump 42%
(D) Biden 35%
Someone else 20%
(D) Whitmer 46%
(R) Trump 40%
Gov. Whitmer: 53/37 (+16)
Pres. Biden: 31/58 (-27)
MRG (B/C) | 600 LV | 10/2-8 | ±4%https://t.co/7ygJEzAVXs pic.twitter.com/bEqcJ5meGN
As a crucial battleground state in the 2020 election, Michigan once again played a crucial role. Trump tried to hold onto power, but Joe Biden won the state over. Biden won Michigan, albeit the precise vote totals differ depending on the source.
In 2024, Trump is without a doubt the front-runner to receive the GOP nomination. Trump is currently in the lead by a wide margin over the other Republican candidates, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, according to RealClearPolitics. Trump leads DeSantis by a significant margin (RCP average: 12.8, about 57.8).
Trump also dominated with a sizable lead in a Public Policy survey of Michigan Republicans.
Trump won a decisive 63% of the vote in the contest for the White House, outpacing Ron DeSantis’ 13%. No other contender received more than 3% of the vote, with Nikki Haley coming in third with 6%. Vivek Ramaswamy and Chris Christie each received 3% of the vote, while Doug Burgum and Mike Pence received 2%. With less than 1%, Tim Scott and Asa Hutchinson hardly register.
Michigan 2024: Trump holds 50-point lead for Republican Nomination— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) October 11, 2023
• Trump — 63% (+50)
• DeSantis — 13%
• Haley — 6%
• Christie — 3%
• Ramaswamy — 3%
• Burgum — 2%
• Pence — 2%
• Hutchinson — 0%
• Scott — 0%@ppppolls (A-) | 430 LV | 10/9-10https://t.co/s3M8XJllv6 pic.twitter.com/ewxN6xna5a
Republican voters in Michigan also display a startling educational divide. Those with a high school diploma supported Trump 81% of the time, but those with postgraduate degrees only 36% of the time.
Trump’s influence nonetheless seems to be escalating gradually.