POLL: Trump and Clinton gap narrows in Michigan

(AP file)
(AP file)

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A new EPIC-MRA poll shows that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck as election day nears.

The poll, a 6 News exclusive in mid-Michigan, found that 42 percent of the people polled support Clinton and 38 percent would vote for Trump if the election were today.

But when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is factored in support for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dips.

Johnson gathers ten percent support, Clinton’s support drops to 38 percent and Donald Trump falls to 35 percent.

Experience is the chief reason supporters are backing Clinton, followed by 9 percent who claim to support Democratic candidates in general.

59 percent of Clinton supporters say they are voting for Clinton while 34 percent said they are voting specifically against Trump.

13 percent of the backers of Donald Trump say they are supporting the Republican candidate because he is a non-politician with a business background.

When asked if Trump supporters were voting for Trump or against Clinton 60 percent said they were voting specifically for Trump and 31 percent are voting against Clinton.

At a state level participants were asked to rate Governor Snyder’s performance. 32 percent gave him a totally positive score and 66 percent gave him a totally negative score.

The poll was conducted earlier this week and has a error margin of +/- 4 percent.

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