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Poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 percentage points in Michigan

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Michigan by 7 percentage points, according to a Suffolk University survey released Thursday.

The poll found 44 percent of Michigan’s likely voters back Clinton and 37 percent support Trump. Five percent of the state’s voters said they support Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3 percent said they support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Ten percent, meanwhile, said they are undecided.

Nearly two-thirds said they view Clinton as not honest or trustworthy while more than half said the same about Trump.

The survey found 61 percent of people said the country is on the wrong track while about 28 percent said it’s heading in the right direction. The state’s likely voters were divided over whether President Obama is handling his job as president well.

Roughly the same percentage of voters, 20 percent, rated jobs and the economy as well as terrorism and national security as the most important issue facing the next president.

President Obama won Michigan in both 2008 and 2012.

Recent polls show Clinton leading nationally and in some key battleground states while one poll this week found Trump leading in Arizona.

The Suffolk poll surveyed 500 likely voters in Michigan between August 22 and 24 with a 4.4 percentage point margin of error.

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