A new poll released Friday (June 16) showed President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are on equal footing among Michigan voters, with 44 percent of respondents revealing they would vote for Biden and the same percentage saying that about Trump.
However, according to the EPIC-MRA poll, 12 percent of Michigan voters said they were undecided about which of the two men they’d vote for.
The figure is unsurprising.
2016 Trump won Michigan, but Biden took the state in 2020.
However, Friday’s poll found that more voters have an unfavorable view of Trump than those with the same view of Biden.
Fifty-two percent of Michigan voters have an unfavorable view of Biden, while 57 percent view Trump unfavorably.
Meanwhile, only 29 percent gave Biden a favorable job approval rating.
In April, Biden’s national approval rating dipped to 40 percent.
This week a Reuters/Ipsos poll put Biden’s approval rating at 39 percent.
According to the EPIC-MRA poll released Friday, 51 percent of Michigan voters gave Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer a favorable rating, while 47 percent gave the Governor a negative rating.
The poll was conducted on 600 likely Michigan voters and was carried out between June 8 and June 14, which included a period after Trump’s Federal Indictment that included 37 criminal counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll also showed that among self-identified Republicans, 81 percent believed Trump’s Indictment was politically motivated.
Friday’s EPIC-MRA poll had a +/- 4 percentage point margin of error.