In the highly anticipated 2024 election, all eyes are on the potential rematch between former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden, and boy is it going to be a nail-biter! It’s going to come down to those battleground states, and let’s just say, Trump seems to have the upper hand in those crucial areas. Even the mainstream media can’t deny it!
Take Michigan, for example. This historically blue state voted for the Democratic nominee in five out of the last six presidential elections. But in 2016, Trump swooped in and clinched the win with 47.5% of the vote, edging out Hillary Clinton by a hair. And in 2020, Biden managed to snatch the state back with 50.6% of the vote. However, holding onto it this time around won’t be a walk in the park for ol’ Joe.
A recent poll commissioned by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV has sent shivers down the spines of Michigan Democrats. The results were nothing short of disastrous, revealing major concerns for Biden’s chances in the state. CNN’s “Inside Politics” highlighted the pivotal role Michigan will play in the presidential election, with Michigan Democrats admitting that they’ve got their work cut out for them. Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee didn’t mince words, acknowledging that they’ve “got work to do” and lamenting the struggle to reinvigorate Democrat enthusiasm while taking potshots at Trump supporters.
Biden Is Still in Trouble in Michigan, and the Media Is Noticing https://t.co/o0OvxSNPJ5
— Fearless45 (@Fearless45Trump) January 23, 2024
Then we have Rep. Hillary Scholten chiming in, talking about the “trend happening” in West Michigan where individuals are supposedly turning their backs on the so-called “extremism” of the Republican Party. She emphatically stated that Biden simply cannot win the presidency without Michigan, especially without West Michigan. It’s like they’re already bracing themselves for defeat!
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny joined the chorus of whining, claiming that Biden isn’t getting the credit he supposedly deserves. But let’s face it, when has the mainstream media ever given Trump credit for anything? Zeleny even admitted that Michigan voters aren’t warming up to ol’ Biden, painting a bleak picture for the president’s re-election prospects.
The CNN panel also delved into the issue of “voter apathy,” with polls showing Democratic voters feeling less than excited about a potential Biden re-election. And now party leaders in Michigan are sounding the alarm on voter turnout, sweating bullets over Biden’s dwindling popularity.
But CNN isn’t the only one catching on to Biden’s woes in Michigan. RealClearPolitics (RCP) and The Wall Street Journal have also taken notice, featuring headlines like “Biden Has a Michigan Problem, Endangering His Re-Election,” just to drive the point home that Biden’s in deep trouble in the Great Lakes State.
Biden’s struggles don’t end there. The Detroit News and WDIV-TV poll revealed that the president is underperforming significantly among Black voters, young voters, and college-educated individuals. And can we just talk about those dismal numbers against Trump in a December poll by CNN? Trump was leading Biden by a whopping 10%. Yikes!
But it’s not all about Biden’s failures; there’s also a little somethin’ somethin’ about Trump’s impressive showing. Despite Michigan being a historically blue state, Trump managed to flip it red in 2016, and even though Biden narrowly snagged it back in 2020, the signs point to a potential Trump resurgence in the state. The recent uptick in inflation and the prevailing poor perception of the nation’s economy among Michigan voters are further fueling Trump’s appeal.
And then there’s the whole Israel-Hamas conflict throwing a wrench into the mix, irking Michigan’s Arab and Muslim population. Biden’s stance on the issue has left many feeling abandoned and disenfranchised, with one voter even branding it a “deal-breaker.” If these voters stay home or worse, switch over to Trump, it could spell disaster for Biden’s re-election bid.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, also made an appearance, acknowledging the urgency and importance of continuing outreach to the people of Michigan. She’s acutely aware that the state is always a close call, and she’s not about to make any assumptions based on prior election outcomes. And honestly, with her recent successes in Michigan, she might just know what she’s talking about.
It’s becoming abundantly clear that Biden has an uphill battle in Michigan, and with Trump gaining ground and voter enthusiasm waning, the 2024 election is shaping up to be a showdown of epic proportions. Will Biden be able to rally his base and fend off Trump’s resurgence in the Great Lakes State? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: it’s going to be one heck of a political rollercoaster!