PBS Reporter: Michigan Is A Political "Trend Predictor"

Nov 5, 2018

PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins talked about why political parties, pundits and correspondents will closely monitor Michigan's gubernatorial, Senate and Congressional races on November 6.

"I think that what people are looking at the most this year are numbers of competitive races and because this year, Michigan only has a handful of competitive races it's not at the top of everyone's list. But often I think that's a mistake. It does seem that Michigan has some kind of trend predictor that maybe people were ignored in 2016 and people need to pay attention to. Obviously, you have some progressive areas like Detroit, Michigan. You also have some very conservative areas like the Upper Peninsula and I think its worth watching states like that have both sides of this great debate in America."

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