EAST LANSING, Mich. — According to the most recent Fox 2 Detroit presidential election poll conducted over August 9th and 10th, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton continues to lead her opponent, Republican candidate Donald Trump, by 10 percentage points in the state of Michigan.
Clinton has maintained her lead in the polls throughout the majority of the election cycle, pulling out front in 15 of the last 17 polls conducted in the state of Michigan. Trump only came out ahead in one, with the other resulting in a tie. The average margin over the six most recent polls gives Clinton a 7.3-point advantage. The polling results are nearly identical when the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, and the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, are included, leaving Clinton with a 7-point lead.
Nationally, Clinton holds a 4.5-point lead against the other three candidates over an average of polls conducted from August 5th to August 17th.
This recent surge for Clinton comes on the heels of a successful Democratic National Convention and multiple Trump PR mishaps, which included the resignation of his campaign manager and a controversial remark regarding Clinton and the “Second Amendment people.”
On the fundraising front, Clinton also continues to outpace Trump—having raised $3.2M to his $802K since January 1, 2015, according to a new article from the Detroit News.
Widely considered a blue state, Michigan has not chosen a republican presidential candidate since George H.W. Bush in the 1988 election.