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Statewide poll provides early indication of how Michigan voters may approach 2020 general election

The 2020 general election is 86 weeks away. While it may seem early, a statewide poll released Friday takes the temperature of likely Michigan voters. What do they think of President Donald Trump and the job that he's done so far in the White House? How will they vote in 2020?

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA surveyed 600 likely Michigan voters earlier this month; 43% consider themselves Democrats, 42% Republican and 12% Independent.

Taken together, 40% have a favorable opinion of President Donald trump while 55% have an unfavorable impression. The president's job approval rating follows a similar trajectory with 40% giving him a positive assessment and 58% giving him an unfavorable appraisal.

Finally, those surveyed likely voters were asked if the 2020 general election were held today, would the respondents definitely vote to reelect Donald Trump as President, consider voting for someone else, or, definitely vote to replace him? 49% say they'll vote to replace the president, 31% say they'll reelect Trump and 16% will consider voting for someone else.

Patrick Center, WGVU News. 

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.