Michigan Voters Blame Trump’s Economy for Changing From Obama

Some Michigan voters who voted twice for Barack Obama claimed they switched to supporting Donald Trump due to worries about national security, the auto sector, and the state of the economy.

The 39-year-old General Motors car technician Raymond Wynn, who supported Obama in 2008 and 2012, told NBC News on Tuesday that he supported Trump in the presidential contests of 2016 and 2020 as well as Michigan’s Republican primary on Tuesday, citing the state of the economy and “how our industries are doing.”

“Specifically, I work for the auto industry,” said Wynn, “so foreign trades with metal and goods and services, that was, like, my biggest thing.”

Deborah Gates explained her switch from Obama to Trump to NBC News by citing “the economy and just security of our country just overall.” She voted for Trump in the primary, just like Wynn did.

According to Gates, “the cost of living” and “the open border” played a role in her choice to switch from Obama to Trump.

According to Wynn and Gates, Trump has more confidence than President Joe Biden when it comes to the economy, which is consistent with what people are saying in national polls. When asked who would manage the economy better, people gave Trump a 20-point advantage (52%–32%) in a Marquette Law School poll issued on February 22. Regarding the same subject, Trump led Biden by 22 points (55%–33%) in an NBC poll that was published earlier this month.

Michigan is considered to be a crucial battleground state in Trump’s campaign for the presidency once again. The former president defeated Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in 2016 but lost to Biden by 154,188 votes in 2020.

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