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Poll: Trump trails 2020 Democratic contenders in Michigan

In the crucial swing state of Michigan, President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE trails all of his Democratic challengers that were asked about in a new EPIC-MRA of Lansing poll released Wednesday.

The survey flashes a warning sign for Trump, whose path to reelection likely runs through Midwestern states like Michigan that historically vote Democratic but backed his 2016 bid against Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows The Memo: GOP attacks bounce off Biden MORE.

Trump’s largest deficit in the poll is against former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergNew York mayoral candidates go viral for vastly underestimating housing costs Melinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: report Giving away the COVID vaccine formula helps no one and harms America MORE, whom he trails by a 49 percent to 42 percent margin. He also trails former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE 50 percent to 44 percent, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE (I-Vt.) 50 percent to 45 percent, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegGas shortages spread to more states Biden officials warn against hoarding gasoline amid shortages Republicans welcome the chance to work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE 47 percent to 43 percent and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' McConnell hits Democratic critics of Israel MORE (D-Mass.) 48 percent to 45 percent. 

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Trump's differences compared to Buttigieg and Warren fall within the poll’s margin of error.

Trump is dragged down by an underwater approval rating, with 43 percent of likely Michigan voters polled giving him a positive rating as president and 55 percent saying they’d give him a negative one.

The poll also showed little wiggle room for the president to improve his standing in Michigan, with no more than 10 percent of voters in any of the match-ups saying they had not yet made up their minds.

Michigan is expected to be a chief battleground state in the presidential race after Trump defeated Clinton there by just 11,000 votes in 2016, marking the first time since 1988 that the Wolverine State voted for a Republican presidential candidate. 

When voters were asked if they would definitely vote to reelect Trump or definitely vote against him if the election were today, 44 percent said they would replace him and 34 percent said they would back him. Another 19 percent said they would consider voting for someone else, and only 3 percent were undecided.

The EPIC-MRA of Lansing poll surveyed 600 active and likely Michigan voters from Jan. 9-12 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.