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Clinton Loses Ground in Michigan, Only Up Three Over Trump

In another blow to the Clinton campaign, the latest poll of Michigan voters shows Hillary Clinton losing ground there, with Trump closing to within three percentage points as the last days of the campaign for president wind down.

The latest Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell Poll of a four-way race in Michigan gives Clinton a slim lead over Trump, 47 to Trump’s 44 percent, according to Detroit’s Fox 2. The result of polling in a head-to-head matchup gives Clinton a five point lead, 51 to Trump’s 46 percent.

The Mitchell poll was taken of 1,500 likely Michigan voters on November 2, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.89 percent.

According to Steve Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Research & Communications, Trump has held his ground over the last few days of polling in Michigan.

Clinton’s weakness with 65 and older white women continued again last night and Trump maintained his small lead with men. Clinton did take back most of the support she lost with Democrats on Tuesday night. Although she stanched the bleeding, Clinton’s problems are taking a toll on her candidacy in Michigan and the state is now in play. That is likely the reason we have seen most of the Trump family including the candidate in Michigan along with former President Bill Clinton. Tomorrow, Hillary Clinton will be in town campaigning, more evidence of a close race.

But speaking of the Mitchell poll, MLive.com insists the polls have been showing signs of softening for Clinton in the Wolverine State.

Both candidates scheduled rallies in Michigan, reflecting the polling results showing Trump has narrowed the gap in Michigan. The GOP nominee held a Monday rally in Grand Rapids, while Clinton announced an appearance in Detroit set for Friday.

In Grand Rapids, Trump spoke on the devastation Clinton’s trade policies have wrecked on Michigan, saying, “We’re living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world.”

“Hillary got rich selling your jobs – the same special interests who pushed the jobs out of America are the people who’ve given countless millions to the Clintons. Hillary gets rich making America poor,” Trump added.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.

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