Donald Trump claimed Monday night that he is leading in the traditionally blue state of Michigan, ahead of the final rally of the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign.
At a rally in Scranton, Pa., Trump knocked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for making last-minute stops in Michigan in the final stretch of the race, and said he's been talking about the concerns of the auto industry for years.
He also trumpeted his lead in the state, though Clinton leads every poll with the exception one released Monday by the Trafalgar Group that showed the real estate mogul narrowly ahead, by 2 points. Clinton leads four other November polls from the state by 4 points or more, and had a 3.6 point lead in the RealClearPolitics state average.
“I started telling and talking about [how] your car business is being stolen from you,” Trump said Monday night in Scranton. “I’ve been saying it for year and years and years and Michigan now agrees, we’re leading in Michigan.”
“And when I heard that Crooked Hillary is going there tonight, she had to,” he continued. “When I heard, I figured I have nothing to do tonight so I’ll go there tonight and give it the last word."