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Trump, Clinton Lead in Michigan

The latest polls out of Michigan have placed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the lead.

Trump toppled his opponents, netting 36 percent of the vote to Ted Cruz’s 23 percent, while Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders with 55 percent of the vote to his 42 percent.

The Hill reports:

“After this past weekend’s mixed bag of results, Trump appears positioned for a win in Michigan, but the race may be tightening in the final hours,” said Monmouth pollster Patrick Murray. “Trump’s support may be dropping, while Kasich’s star could be rising.”

Kasich has been campaigning heavily in Michigan, which borders his home state of Ohio. He has picked up some high-profile endorsements in the state from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Rep. Mike Bishop and the editorial boards from some of the state’s largest newspapers.

“Clinton had Michigan all to herself eight years ago after her opponents pulled out when the state violated party rules in scheduling its primary too early,” said Murray. “This time she appears to be holding on in the face of a tough challenge from Sanders.”

The Monmouth survey was conducted in full before the Democrats faced off at a debate in Flint, Mich., on Sunday night.

Michigan voters were split on which candidate would do a better job addressing the water crisis in that city, with 18 percent saying Clinton and 17 percent saying Sanders.

The Monmouth University survey of 402 likely Republican primary voters has a 4.9 percentage point margin of error.

The survey of 302 likely Democratic voters has a 5.6 percentage point margin of error.

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