It would appear that the visit by Barack Obama in Michigan had the exact opposite of its desired effect.
Before Obama visited and stumped for Whitmer, she had a small lead in the race.
The latest Insider Advantage survey that just came out now has Whitmer and her Republican opponent, Tudor Dixon, in a dead heat at 44.8 to 44.6 percent.
Winning Independent Voters
This is all going to be about voter turnout in this race.
As we would expect, both candidates are doing well within their parties.
However, it is Dixon that holds a huge lead among independent voters.
Dixon currently holds a 50.7 to 29.4 edge in that category.
The only demographic where Whitmer holds a significant edge other than party is the black vote, where she is dominating 74 to 12.5.
Considering how badly crime is running rampant in the state, especially in urban settings, that is just baffling to me.
Whitmer also blatantly lied about how long schools were closed during the debate, which Dixon jumped all over…
Every parent knows their children were out of school longer than 3 months. Gretchen Whitmer lied to us. Again.
No one is falling for Gretchen’s attempts at stretchin’ the truth. pic.twitter.com/gsIqPARu8c
— Tudor Dixon (@TudorDixon) October 27, 2022
Even the RealClearPolitics average has this race very close, with only a 3.6 percent edge for Whitmer.
This woman needs to be ousted from office, so let’s hope Dixon pulls this one out and jettisons one of the worst governors in the country.
Dixon clearly has the momentum in this race, but it is just a matter of whether it started just a hair too late or not.