LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – On the eve of Donald Trump’s visit to Dimondale a Michigan pollster believes the Republican candidate for president needs to tone down his rhetoric in order to appeal to more female voters.
Some prominent former Republican leaders are already dumping on the Trump candidacy.
Donald Trump has nailed down the citizens who show up at his rallies.
The problem is, there are not enough of them to send him to the White House.
Insiders contend he needs to bring into the fold more moderate and independent voters.
In recent days three of the former Republican leaders in the Michigan Senate have checked in on the race.
West Michigan Republican Ken Sikkema says he will not vote for Trump, calling him “a blustery ignoramus.”
Former State Senate Republican leader Dan Degrow won’t vote for Trump either, calling him “flippant and arrogant.”
However, former Republican leader Randy Richardville is voting for Trump saying “he’ll be a amazing force in the Oval Office.”
David Doyle, the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, says he will vote for Mr. Trump calling it a difficult vote, but he warns Mr. Trump can’t win if he stays the course.
“It says that the candidate you know his personality is such that he’s turning off a lot of people, a lot of independents, a lot of clearly Democrats and a significant portion of Republicans.”
Reporter: “Can he win without those moderate and sort-of independent Republicans?”
Doyle: “No, he cant. So he needs to stop fighting Republicans.”
And pollster Richard Czuba advises Mr. Trump to tone down the rhetoric, especially for women.
“Women are telling us that they don’t like his tone. They don’t like the way he’s talking. They certainly don’t like the way he is kind of picking on people. Does he take a different tone?”
We’ll have team coverage of the Trump visit here for you tomorrow.