Whitmer Claims 2024 Election Will Be ‘Close’ In Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) recently claimed that the upcoming presidential election would be “close” in The Great Lakes State.

Whitmer recently appeared in an interview with CBS News host Margaret Brennan on “Face The Nation,” where she was asked about President Joe Biden’s weak polling numbers compared to former President Donald Trump.

In response, the Michigan governor said Americans should not focus on polls concerning the forthcoming presidential election in The Great Lakes State, adding that individuals should not assume what will happen in the state in November 2024.

“I think everyone should always focus on Michigan,” Whitmer said. “It’s always going to be close in this state.”

“You cannot make any assumptions about what the next election is going to bring, based on the last one in a state like this. You got to show up. You got to do the work and show people that you really care about them,” she added.

Whitmer continued by saying that Michigan is “absolutely” in play for the 2024 presidential election.

Brennan later asked the Michigan governor about polls showing that voters in The Great Lakes State believe Trump handled the U.S. economy better than Biden.

Whitmer said she believes the economy under Biden is heading in the right direction but that the cost of living is too high, preventing young Americans from purchasing homes.

Whitmer then issued a scathing rebuke of the Biden administration, blaming it for the ongoing crisis at the southern border, saying it’s “an emergency and it’s not been working for a long, long time.”

The former president is poised to win the GOP presidential primary in Michigan, with polls showing him trouncing former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) in The Great Lakes State.

Michigan Democrats recently expressed worry over Biden’s chances in the state.

“The level of concern is growing, and it should be,” a Democratic strategist in Michigan, Adrian Hemond, said. “The problem is not policy. The problem is the man.”