Trump Leads Michigan Polls Against Biden

As former President Donald Trump celebrates his 75th birthday, recent poll results reveal a shift in his favor in the pivotal state of Michigan, solidifying his 5-point lead over President Joe Biden, who recently celebrated his 81st birthday.

The latest EPIC/MRA poll results are a stark contrast to the August poll, where Trump trailed by a single point (45 percent-46 percent), marking a significant 6-point swing in Trump’s favor. Biden’s support has dwindled, costing him 5 points, while Trump has gained a point.

The poll also suggested that most of Biden’s support was more a vote against Trump than for Biden. This was highlighted by the fact that even former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley managed to outdo the incumbent by an impressive 11 points.

When pitted against Haley, Biden could only muster 36 percent support, while 17 percent of likely voters remained undecided. Interestingly, 37 percent of the probable voters in Michigan hadn’t heard of Haley before, indicating that her support could be more of a protest vote against Biden.

EPIC-MRA pollster Bernie Porn commented on the results to the Detroit Free Press, warning Democrats of the growing possibility of a Trump comeback. “Democrats should be mindful that the likelihood of Donald Trump returning to the presidency is increasing,” he said.

With its 16 Electoral College votes, Michigan is one of the most crucial states in the 2024 presidential election. Despite being one of the bluest states amongst key battleground regions like Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin, the shift in voter sentiment is noteworthy.

According to Porn, voters’ dissatisfaction with Biden is rooted in concerns about his age and his handling of the economy. He told the Free Press, “I believe it’s a combination of his age and the contrasting perceptions of him and Trump. The ‘Bidenomics’ approach hasn’t resonated with voters – it simply hasn’t impressed them.”

The Free Press poll, conducted by EPIC-MRA, surveyed 600 likely Michigan voters between Nov. 10-16 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.