Politics

Contrary to this claim, a June NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll shows Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton virtually tied in support from independents, with Clinton receiving nearly 90 percent of her party’s support.

Hillary Clinton speaks at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit on Monday.

DETROIT— Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton returned to Detroit Monday where she addressed thousands at a Service Employees International Union convention at the Cobo Center.

Political Science Professor ted Brader speaks at the Trump phenomenon discussion at the Institute for Social Research on Wednesday.

A panel of political scientists from the University of Michigan and Duke University gathered at the University's Institute for Social Research on Thursday to discuss the rise of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Grinnell College sophomore, Austin Wadle, Grinnell College Campus Democrat president, explained the unique position students in Iowa have to impact the primary process at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA on Monday.

Iowa college students, like most everyone else in Iowa during the caucus, are typically surrounded with attention.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a pre-caucus rally at Abraham Lincoln High School in Des Moines, IA on Sunday.

DES MOINES — Monday’s Democratic caucus in Iowa came down to one of the closest in the state’s history— with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) trailing caucus winner Hillary Clinton by only .3 percent of the vote.

Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton won the Republican and Democratic Iowa Caucus, respectively, on Monday.

The margin between Clinton and Sanders as of Tuesday morning was slim, with Clinton at 49.9 percent and Sanders at 49.6 percent.

Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, discusses his experiences as chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force as a part of the Policy Talks series in the Ford School of Public Policy on Monday.

University alum Broderick Johnson, White House cabinet secretary and chair of the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper task force, delivered a lecture about his experiences in the White House at the University Monday.

United States senator Ted Cruz (R — TX) discusses his desire to restore the constitution to its original form and defend it if elected during a rally at Johnson County Fairgrounds outside Iowa City, IA on Sunday.

IOWA CITY — A day before he won the nation’s first caucus by about three percent, Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) made sure Iowan voters knew he was the most conservative presidential candidate at his rally in Iowa City Sunday.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a town hall meeting at Eagle Elementary School in Clinton, Iowa on January 23, 2016, nine days before the Iowa Caucus.

So, what is a caucus exactly? In Iowa, one of 13 states to utilize the format and the first in the nation to select primary candidates, each of the state’s almost 2,000 precincts host a Democratic and a Republican caucus.

Auto employment from 2005 - 2015

Amid the Flint water crisis and Detroit teacher sick-out strikes, Obama chose to focus on a more positive note for Michigan: the auto industry.