POLL: Clinton holds healthy lead over Trump in Michigan

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

With Election Day less than two weeks away, Hillary Clinton holds a strong lead in the race for Michigan’s 16 electoral votes.

She leads a head-to-head race against Republican nominee Donald Trump by 8 points and a four-way match up by 7 points.

That’s according to a new poll commissioned by 6 News and media partners across the state. The EPIC MRA poll of 600 “active and likely” voters was taken between October 22-24 and has a margin of error of +/-4%.

In the one-on-one race, Clinton leads 45% to 37%. Her lead is slightly less than a survey taken three weeks ago, when Clinton lead 46% to 36%.

Two percent named Libertarian Gary Johnson and one percent named Green Party nominee Jill Stein, even though their names weren’t offered as options.

More than 1 out of every 7 voters (15%) either said they were undecided or refused to say who they’d support.

When Johnson and Stein are listed as options in the race, the numbers break down this way:

  • Clinton – 41%
  • Trump – 34%
  • Johnson – 9%
  • Stein – 3%

When compared to the survey taken three weeks ago, Clinton lost two points and Trump gained two. Johnson dropped a point and Stein remained steady.

That means 13% of Michigan voters are undecided, plan to vote for someone else, or refused to say who they’re voting for.

That could be because most voters still don’t have a favorable opinion of either candidate.

Only 40% of the people polled have a favorable view of Clinton. More than half (53%) have a unfavorable of her.

Trump’s scores are even worse. Less than a third (32%) of voters view him favorably, while 61% take a dim view of him.

Clinton’s numbers are largely unchanged from the last poll (40-52), while Trump’s numbers improved slightly from earlier this month (27-66).

Stay tuned to 6 News for continuing coverage of the race. We’ll also continue to break down the poll numbers throughout the day.

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