Democrat Hillary Clinton has double digit leads in Michigan against likely Republican Presidential candidates. This is according to Public Policy Polling which released their latest Presidential poll on July 2, 2014. Clinton is ahead of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul 47% to 37% and also leads former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush by an identical margin of 47% to 37%. Clinton leads former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee 48% to 36%, current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 48% to 35%, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz 50% to 34%. Clinton also leads among independent voters in Michigan.
Hillary Clinton leads Rand Paul 39% to 37%, Jeb Bush 41% to 32%, Mike Huckabee 40% to 33%, Chris Christie 40% to 33%, and Ted Cruz 45% to 30% among independent voters. Senator Paul had the best polling results against Clinton trailing her by only two points among independent voters in Michigan. In contrast Senator Ted Cruz trailed Clinton by 15 points among independent voters in Michigan.
Current President Barrack Obama easily one Michigan in the 2012 Presidential election. Hillary Clinton seems poised to also easily take Michigan during the 2016 Presidential Election. In 2012 President Obama carried Michigan with 54.21% of the vote compared to 44.71% for Republican Presidential Nominee Governor Mitt Romney. President Obama carried Michigan by a much wider margin in 2008. In 2008 President Obama carried Michigan with 57.33% compared to 40.89% for Republican Presidential Nominee Senator John McCain.