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Mid-Michigan Divided On Minimum Wage Increase

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A new poll shows incumbent Rick Snyder would win over his democratic challenger Mark Schauer by a commanding margin.

In mid-Michigan where supposedly both candidates are fairly well known, it's not even close. Governor Snyder has 55 percent of the vote, while democratic challenger Mark Schauer scores 33 percent. That's a 22-point gap.

On the minimum wage issue, mid-Michigan is evenly divided with 51 percent voting no and 47 percent voting yes. That is within the margin of error to minimum wage right now.

The survey also asked voters what they wanted to do with the state surplus, pouring some of it into higher education was a dud across the entire state. The highest support of 5 percent was in the Bay region of the state and everywhere else, support was just 1 or 2 percent.

Of the mid-Michigan voters, 37 percent want to use the surplus to educate their children and 37 percent want to fix the roads. Only 11 percent want to see an income tax rollback, which is likely to come out of a house committee this week.

The soon to be ex-state budget director wants to funnel some of the surplus into the rainy day fund, 8 percent of the mid-Michigan voters concur.

While the cities are crying for more state revenue sharing, to beef up local surfaces, only 3 percent in our area favor that.

Mark Schauer is doing better in the Detroit area, he beats the Governor there by a 3 point margin, which is also within the margin of error.

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