Michigan resident: This state is Trump country

Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Joe Biden & Donald TrumpMore than one current election poll shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the important swing state of Michigan but a conservative activist insists the voters will prove otherwise on Election Day.

A RealClearPolitics average shows President Trump trailing Biden by almost seven points -- in a state he won by the slimmest of margins in 2016.

In the three polls, which sampled fewer than 800 people, voters chose Biden over Trump by four, five, and 11 percent, with an RCP average of 6.7.

Trump won Michigan, and its 16 electoral votes, in 2016 by less than one percent after the state chose Barack Obama in 2012 by 9.5 percentage points.

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate, proved important in Michigan after voters delivered 3.6 percent for him on Election Day.

In the days and weeks leading up Election Day in 2016, the RCP poll numbers also showed Clinton leading Trump. Four of five polls showed Clinton leading by single digits, giving her an average lead of 3.6 percent after factoring in the Trump-leading pall that had him favored by two percent. 

Michigan resident Dane Couture, who recently started a PRIME chapter in the state, tells OneNewsNow he doesn’t believe the poll numbers.

Biden vs auto worker“Not at all,” he insists.

Couture, a truck driver, says he travels all over Michigan where he regularly sees numerous pro-Trump signs, flags, and banners. He saw only two pro-Biden signs on a recent trip.

“The Trump mania is overwhelming in Michigan,” Couture insists, “because we've had a lot of manufacturing jobs come back to Michigan."

Trump last visited Michigan May 21, where he visited a Ford plant and predicted the economy was going to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

News website mlive.com reported in a May 13 story that manufacturing jobs were “roaring” back to life after 1.3 million Michiganders were pink-slipped at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The story reported that most of those lay-offs came after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (pictured below) enacted stay-at-home orders, which affected more than 622,000 employees who depended on manufacturing jobs.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D)Whitmer, a first-term Democrat, angered and confused Michiganders with stay-at-home rules that allowed pawn shops, laundromats, and liquor stores to operate but closed attorneys’ offices and real estate offices. The order also forced retail stores to rope off garden supplies and paint aisles, and banned motor boats but allowed kayaks under the state rules.

Whitmer won election in 2019 with 2,266,193 votes while then-candidate Donald Trump won the state three years prior with 2,279,543 votes, a difference of 13,350 votes.

Trump defeated Clinton by approximately 10,000 votes.

Biden visited the state in April and toured an automotive plant in Detroit, where he told an autoworker he was "full of [expletive]" for telling Biden he was "actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns." 

 

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