Latest Projections Foreshadow Defeat For Democrat Whitmer In Michigan

According to a recent poll, Republican candidate Tudor Dixon is set to defeat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) in the race to become Michigan governor.

The poll, conducted by The Trafalgar Group, shows the two candidates are nearly deadlocked among Michigan voters. Dixon’s surging campaign exemplifies a trend across the nation, as Democrats are being held accountable for record-high inflation and a fledgling economy.

The Trafalgar Group polled 1,079 likely voters, with the results showing that Dixon is quickly closing in on Whitmer, drawing 47.9% of the vote compared to Whitmer’s 48.4%. The close margin is especially troubling for Whitmer due to the fact that 55% of the polled voters identified as Democrats, while only 37.1% labeled themselves Republican.

Michigan, along with Nevada and Oregon, would represent critical pick-ups in key battleground states for the GOP.

Voters are making it clear that they value the issues of crime, inflation, and the economy, but Democrats have struggled to reassure voters that their party has an adequate plan to improve the state of affairs.

Some Democrats are even denying a problem with the economy exists. President Joe Biden recently spoke to reporters while licking ice cream and appearing carefree. When asked about the economy, Biden said the American “economy is strong as hell.”

“I’m not concerned about the strength of the dollar, I’m concerned about the rest of the world,” Biden said. “Does that make sense?”

Many believe it does not make sense, paving the way for a Republican landslide in the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

Michigan’s displeasure with Whitmer is a prime example, as the embattled governor tries to sway voters that she is the right leader despite the crime-ridden cities in her state.

Whitmer is also dealing with the fallout from a national report card released on Monday showing that Michigan schools have some of the worst rankings in reading and math among fourth-graders and eighth-graders.

Michigan parents are putting their foot down against Democratic candidates that wreaked havoc on school systems with long-term closures, like many voters across the nation.