Saturday, September 27, 2008

Polls in Michigan

The Detroit News reports on polls on the ballot proposals.

Proposal 1, which would legalize medical marijuana, leads 59%-37%. Absent a vigorous opposition campaign, this proposal will pass, as have similar proposals in about a dozen states.

Proposal 2, which would promote the destruction of human embryos for stem cell research, leads 50%-32%. This proposal is likely to fail, since it faces vigorous opposition from Right to Life and the Catholic Conference. Support for ballot proposals almost always goes down until election day, since opponents point out the negatives of proposals that sound good at first. Further, the undecideds mostly vote no on proposals, since the status quo is safer than a proposal they aren't sure about.

A poll for Congressman Tim Walberg shows him leading Mark Schauer 50%-40%. Partisan polls should be taken with a grain of salt, but the result is still encouraging.

MIRS reports that a poll shows that Diane Hathaway leads Justice Cliff Taylor 15%-14%. This isn't a big deal. It means that most voters don't know who they are. With ballots listing Taylor as an incumbent, he should be safe.

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