Hillary Clinton is maintaining a six to seven point lead over Donald Trump in Michigan, according to two new polls — but her lead has shrunk since earlier in the month when she held an 11 point advantage.
A Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll reveals Clinton with a seven point lead over Trump, 41 percent to 34 percent. Earlier this month, Clinton topped Trump in Michigan by roughly 11 points.
Independents accounted for 19 percent of the survey, while 42 percent of those polled identified as Democrats and 36 percent identified as Republicans. The Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll questioned 600 likely voters and has a plus or minus four point margin of error.
A Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell poll shows Clinton with a six point lead over the Republican nominee. She held a 13 point lead in mid-October before the final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The results reveal Clinton’s edge with female voters decreased, as well as her support from Democrats. “For the first time, Clinton is weaker with Democrats (89% in the four-way) than Trump is with Republicans (92% in the four-way). Trump continues to have a strong lead with Independents (50%-18%),” notes the poll’s press release.
The poll questioned 1,030 likely voters on Oct. 25. The results have a plus or minus 2.78 percent margin of error.