Michigan Voters Closely Divided on Ballot Issues

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A new poll says Michigan voters appear to be closely divided over three Nov. 6 ballot issues.

Voters appear split on writing collective bargaining rights into the state Constitution, repealing a law governing emergency takeovers of financially troubled governments and requiring a public vote to build a new bridge to Canada.

The EPIC-MRA poll in Sunday's Detroit Free Press is co-sponsored by WXYZ-TV, WJRT-TV, WOOD-TV and WILX-TV. Pollsters telephoned 600 likely voters Sept. 8 through Tuesday. Results have a 4 percentage point margin of sampling error up or down.

The poll found 48 percent backed the collective bargaining proposal, apparently ahead of the 43 percent opposed.

Repealing the emergency manager law apparently led, 46 percent to 42 percent. The bridge proposal was about even, with 47 percent in favor and 44 percent opposed.

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  • by cep Location: Haslett on Sep 16, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    Why do people who are current union members deserve job protection more than the majority of workers who aren't union members? These GREEDY people will stop at NOTHING to the point of ammending our state constitution. I hope the average joe doesn't fall for their sob stories.
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