A new poll shows Hillary Clinton with seven-percentage-point lead in the presidential race in Michigan. She has 42% support, compared to 35% for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, 9% for Libertarian Gary Johnson, and 3% for the Green Party’s Jill Stein. The poll was done for “The Detroit News” and WDIV-TV in Detroit. There are still 9% of voters who say they’re undecided. The survey was taken after Monday night’s debate between Clinton and Trump, with 57% saying Clinton is qualified for the Oval Office and 62.5% believing Trump is not qualified. That is up slightly from a poll in August.
As for the debate, 52% say she won, and only 20% believed Trump came out on top. Among those supporting the Republican, 45% believe he was the winner of the debate, while 88% of Clinton voters say she beat him in the 90-minute slugfest. The poll of 600 registered voters was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday by Glengariff Group, Incorporated. The last Republican to win Michigan in the presidential election was George H.W. Bush in 1988, and he is among several high-profile Republicans reportedly planning to vote for Clinton this year. Former Republican Michigan Governor Bill Milliken has also endorsed her candidacy.