_abbenormal Posted September 26, 2012 Report Share Posted September 26, 2012 hello all read the whole thing then go back and think about what you feel the people need... i think were seeing miss leading ads about these proposals... if you feel the need at the end us a x to mark how you feel yes or no... then if you also feel why you feel it is a yes or no vote on the proposals... so we can understand why we should vote yes or no... when you dont know how to vote sometimes it helps hearing from others... http://www.mlive.com..._appear_to.html LANSING, MI — Recent polling shows general support for five ballot proposals to amend the Michigan constitution. Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group conducted a phone interview of 600 likely voters from Sept. 10-15 to gauge support for proposals that would enshrine collective bargaining in the constitution, raise the renewable energy mandate, provide collective bargaining for home health care workers, attempt to block a proposed bridge between Detroit and Windsor, and require a two-thirds vote of the state Legislature to raise state taxes. Proponents of the renewable energy, or 25 by 25 proposal, paid for that question in the poll, while the rest of the questions were conducted for Inside Michigan Politics. The poll questions closely mirrored the actual ballot proposal language. EPIC-MRA in Lansing conducted a similar poll of 600 likely voters from Sept. 8-11. It was commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and four TV news stations. • Proposal 2 would enshrine collective bargaining rights in the constitution and undo more than 80 union-related laws. The MRG poll found 48 percent support the proposal, while 42 percent are against it. The EPIC-MRA results were similar, showing 48 percent support and 43 percent against. • Proposal 3 would require Michigan electric utilities to derive at least 25 percent of their energy from clean renewable sources by 2025. MRG found 58 percent in support and 31 percent opposed, while EPIC-MRA showed 55 percent for and 34 percent against. • Proposal 4 would re-establish a statewide registry of home health care aides and lock their collective bargaining rights into the state constitution. MRG reported 59 percent in support and 31 percent opposed, while EPIC-MRA showed 55 percent for and 27 percent against. • Proposal 5 would require a two-thirds vote of the state Legislature to raise state taxes. It received the largest support in the MRG poll, with 64 percent of respondents in favor and 29 percent against. EPIC-MRA showed 53 percent in favor and 37 percent opposed. • Proposal 6 would require a public vote for any international bridge project not completed by the end of the year. It’s aimed at blocking construction of a new government-owned bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor. MRG, whose president Tom Shields is the spokesman for proposal opponents, found that 52 percent of respondents support the proposal and 38 percent do not. EPIC-MRA showed 47 percent in favor and 44 percent opposed. Proposals generally need 60 percent to 65 percent support at the start of the campaign season to carry it into election day, said Paul King, director of research services at MRG. “As you get closer to the election, your support tends to drop off,” he said, since the number of no votes and undecided voters increase as campaign messages spread. Bernie Porn, president of EPIC-MRA, said proponents like to see support in the high 50s or 60 percent because people who are uninformed or unsure about a proposal usually vote no. Advertisements pushing for “no” votes on multiple questions have had an impact on polling results, Porn said. Gov. Rick Snyder also urged voters to reject the five constitutional amendments. He wants a “yes” vote on Proposal 1. The referendum would repeal the emergency manager law, and a “yes” vote would keep the law in place. MRG showed 48 percent want to repeal the law and 45 percent want to keep it. EPIC-MRA reported 46 percent support a repeal and 42 percent want to keep the law in place. Related: Poll: Michigan emergency manager law losing support ahead of November referendum Email Melissa Anders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @MelissaDAnders. proposal 1 yes= no= proposal 2 yes= no= proposal 3 yes= no= proposal 4 yes= no= proposal 5 yes= no= proposal 6 yes= no= Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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