Survey: Michigan voters not clear on next governor; pot is hot


We are now six months away from the November general election in Michigan and the latest Michigan State University State of the State Survey finds there is still some questions about candidates.

But there are some strong opinions about ballot issues.

In the race to be the next governor the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research found that Democrat Gretchen Whitmer leads over Republicans Brian Calley and Bill Schuette.

Whitmer is favored, according to the survey, by a 42 percent to 34 percent margin over Calley, with 24 percent undecided.

She also leads Schuette 41 percent to 35 percent with 24 percent undecided.

The question of legalizing marijuana shows a big lead, but support varies among age groups.

Overall, the survey found 61 percent of Michigan residents back legal marijuana with 34 percent against the legislation.

Only 30 percent of voters over 65 support legal marijuana, contrasted with 62 percent support among the 30 to 64 year olds and 80 percent support from people under the age of 30.

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