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As polls close, both candidates for governor feeling confident

Posted at 8:33 PM, Nov 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-04 20:33:35-05

DETROIT — Even with the race growing increasingly tight in recent weeks, both sides seemed to be feeling confident going into Tuesday night they'd be the ones coming out victorious.

Gov. Rick Snyder definitively told reporters early Tuesday evening he felt good about his chances, despite recent polls showing he and his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer in a near dead heat.

“Polls are polls, what matters today is the vote and I feel good about how the vote is going and so I’m optimistic and I’m excited," he said.

Meanwhile, the Democrats have pointed to favorable returns on absentee ballots as being a key reason Schauer has been able to gain so much ground in recent polls.

Both candidates are spending Tuesday evening in Detroit as their respective parties to watch results.