A new poll of likely voters in Michigan shows a slight shift in both the presidential and senate race. Conducted by the Trafalgar Group before the inevitable bump in momentum for Republicans following this week’s Republican National Convention (RNC), the poll shows President Trump and John James both with one-point advantages over their Joe Biden and incumbent Sen. Gary Peters.
Our new @trafalgar_group #2020Election #BattlegroundState #MI #poll conducted Aug 14-23 (pre & post Democrat Convention)— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) August 28, 2020
1.4% Another Party Candidate, 3.6% Und. See Report: https://t.co/8xYyAFZeZc pic.twitter.com/q1W8n7r2I2
?? BIG NEWS in Michigan! ??— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) August 28, 2020
Republican John James is up according to the latest Michigan U.S. Senate race poll!
Combat Veteran John James - 48%
Career Politician Gary Peters - 47%#MIsen #MIpol #LetsFlyMI ????https://t.co/tO7IPzn7uy pic.twitter.com/pPFzZyC9Lo
Reminder: @VP @Mike_Pence is in Michigan again today. No sign of @JoeBiden who appears to be running the @HillaryClinton playbook.— Tori Sachs (@Tori_Sachs) August 28, 2020
Michigan trusts Trump/Pence with jobs & the economy. https://t.co/7yPxyOcZMc
Michigan is undoubtedly one of the most competitive battleground states in this year’s general election. President Trump carried the state by a slim margin in 2016 over Hillary Clinton. Democrats have an additional hurdle to clear this time around; Sen. Gary Peters is one of more vulnerable Democratic Senators up for re-election this year, and James continues to outraise his incumbent opponent.
The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden and Sen. Peters with 2 and 4 point advantages, respectively. Both GOP candidates have managed to close much of the gap in polling, and will likely see an even bigger momentum bump following the RNC.