POLL: New data shows where voters stand on Michigan proposals


6 News has exclusive poll data on the 3 statewide ballot initiatives Michigan voters will decide on.

According to a new EPIC MRA poll, proposal 2 and 3 look like they’re going to pass.

Proposal 2 would change the way Michigan draws it’s district lines, creating an independent redistricting commission aimed to end gerrymandering.

According to this new data, those surveyed said they’d vote yes on this proposal 59% to 29%.

Only 12% of those polled remain undecided.

A 30 point lead is huge but the margin on proposal 3 is even larger.

It’s up more than 40% with more than 2/3 of those polled saying yes and only a quarter saying no.

If approved, proposal 3 would make it easier for people to register to vote, allow no reason absentee voting and reinstate a straight party voting option.

“Unless there’s something that is the kind of issue that people don’t want to admit that they’re voting one way or the other because they might be embarrassed by that admission, usually they (EPIC MRA polls) can be very accurate. We have generally been within a couple percentage points of most issues that have been tested,” says Pollster, Bernie Porn.

According to the poll, a significant number of people plan to vote yes on Proposal 1.

57% of those polled say if the election were held today they’d vote yes on making recreational marijuana legal.

While 41% of those polled plan to vote no.

Just 2% say they’re still undecided.

If approved, marijuana would be regulated similar to alcohol. 

A person would need to be 21 years old to use it, only grow up to 12 plants for personal use, and have a license to sell it in a store.

Marijuana would be taxed at 10% with the money going to schools and roads in Michigan.

“If there was a lot of money spent or if younger voters did not turn out as much as we are polling them to turn out, that could make it closer because younger voters are much stronger in their support above 80 percent on Proposal 1 for marijuana,” says Porn.

The poll asked 600 Michigan voters for their opinions but of course the real poll takes place when the ballots are counted on November 6th.

Polls open at 7:00 a.m. on November 6 and you can watch your vote count on 6 News and wlns.com.

You can see the complete wording on the three proposals here.

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