In this July 17, 2019 photo, Denise Anderson and her brother Mike Ford are seen in the a soul food booth they run at the SVRC Marketplace in Saginaw Michigan. Anderson says she hasn't personally seen benefits from the improved economy and she opposes President Donald Trump. Economic conditions in Michigan could be crucial in determining whether Democrats retake a state they once held for decades (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)

Trump touts economy, but not everyone in Michigan feeling it

July 29, 2019 - 12:09 am

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Contrasting views of the economy under President Donald Trump are at the heart of the battle for Michigan, a state that helped Trump win the White House in 2016 and that both the president and Democrats agree he must hold in 2020.

Michigan is among Democrats' top 2020 targets, along with Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and its 16 electoral votes and diverse electorate are a reason Democrats will hold one of their presidential primary debates in Detroit this week.

Whether Trump can win again is debatable due to a combination of uncertain factors, from the varying strength of the economy to which Democrat emerges from a crowded field. 

Businessman Mike Wilson of Saginaw says Trump deserves credit for improving the economy. But Denise Anderson says, "I haven't seen it."

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