Michigan Trump campaign optimistic of election turnout

Posted at 11:17 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 11:34:45-04

Scott Hagerstrom of the Michigan Trump Campaign is feeling good with just over a week until election day.

"Trump's going to win Michigan," Hagerstrom states with a smile. "We're going to pull this out."

Donald Trump is going to make a visit to Michigan Monday in a last effort campaign push in the great lakes state.

"It's going to make a huge difference," Hagerstrom says. "It's vital I think, you know, just to get the message out there, communicate where he stands on the issues."

Especially with news of the FBI investigating more Clinton emails, the Michigan Trump Campaign believes it will surge past Clinton on election day.

But Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics doesn't think so:

"It's an election where there have been so many bombshells, you know, and I think that tends to downplay the impact for both sides."

Demas says polls have remained mostly stable throughout the election, and the biggest impact it could have is on undecided voters. But she doesn't think those voters will help either campaign.

Demas explains "undecided voters are probably going to be split between the two candidates so it's probably not going to be too decisive either way."

Nonetheless, the Clinton campaign is still courting those undecided voters.

"I think we have to do what we've been doing: keep knocking on doors, and making phonecalls, and talking to people. Although I think my candidate is ahead that doesn't mean that I'm going to stop working," says state senator Curtis Hertel Jr., a strong Clinton supporter.

The Michigan Trump campaign believes that Trump coming to Michigan will give undecided voters the opportunity to look at his platform and choose Trump on election day.