What’s driving Michigan voters to the polls?

According to a poll from Emerson college, it found Michigan Republican voters favor former President Donald Trump with 69% of those planning to vote for him over candidate Nikki Haley.    

Trump, who is leading the Republican field for the White House, is hoping to win another primary to add to his victory in the early voting stages and get him one step closer to his party's nomination.  

In 2016, Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan since 1988. However, in 2020, Biden reclaimed the Mitten State.   

Haley was in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday – hoping to rally voters. So far, Haley has not won any of the primary contests, even losing her home state of South Carolina. But she has all eyes on the future. 

In the same poll, it says 75% of Michigan Democratic voters will support Joe Biden and 12% are still undecided.    

Biden will be up against Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota.  

Michigan’s primary will be a serious test of Biden's ability to navigate within the Democratic party regarding his response to Israel's war with Hamas.   

There's a push from congressional and state officials – for viewers to pick uncommitted on today's ballot, as essentially a protest vote. 

In 2020, Biden won the state by fewer than 155,000 votes. Of all 50 states, that margin was the sixth narrowest at 2.6 percentage points.  

The Biden campaign however is confident in the president's nomination among Democrats and is already looking ahead to November. 

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