Conventional wisdom and polling are that Democrats can regain the Rust Belt firewall in 2020. My random forest model predicts that Michigan’s 2020 turnout will be lower than in 2016. The path to flipping Michigan blue will be much harder than it seems.
Recession fears are everywhere. These fears are likely overblown. Consumer economic data remains robust and the Fed has cut rates twice as manufacturing has softened. US stocks have posted robust gains. And the 3 month/10 year spread in Treasuries has uninverted.