Presidential battleground state election results are great predictors of what direction the nation is headed politically, and Michigan is the perfect exemplar. In 2016, Michigan fell narrowly to President Trump, which aligns with the results of presidential election in that year.
The results from Michigan’s 2018 Congressional election didn’t quite align with the national trend with House of representative seats going to 9 Republicans and 5 Democrats. Michigan also has two democratic senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. Michigan also boasts former republican-turned-libertarian Justin Amash, who, until mid-May, was running for president.