Where Michigan voters stand on 3 ballot propositions 1 week before election

Where Michigan voters stand on 3 ballot propositions 1 week before election

Where Michigan voters stand on 3 ballot propositions 1 week before election

A majority of Michigan voters support the three proposals appearing on the ballot this election, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll.

The results of a poll of Michigan voters conducted between October 26-28 found that Michigan voters largely support propositions 1 and 2. Proposition 3 is a bit more complicated, as the majority of voters support it, but that support has waned in recent weeks.

Read: Michigan Voter Guide 2022: Know the key races, ballot proposals before you vote

Here are some of the key findings from this part of the survey:

Proposal 1 – Term limits

  • Michigan voters show strong support for Proposition 1.

  • Survey participants were given this description of Proposition 1: A proposal to amend the state constitution to require annual public financial disclosure reports from legislators and other state officials and change the state legislative term limit to 12 total years in the legislature. This proposed constitutional amendment would require members of the legislature, the governor, the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state and the attorney general to file annual public financial disclosure reports after 2023, including assets, liabilities, sources of income, future employment arrangements, gifts, travel reimbursements and positions held in organizations except religious, social and political organizations. Require the legislature to implement, but not limit or limit the reporting requirements. Replace the current term limits for state representatives and state senators with a total limit of 12 years in any combination between the house of representatives and the senate, with the exception that a person elected to the senate in 2022 may be elected the number of times allowed when that person became a candidate. (This is the exact wording of the voting proposal.)

  • The majority of voters (71.1%) support this proposal.

  • Support is strong in all parties, but especially among Democratic voters.

    • 89% of strong Democratic voters support the proposal, in addition to 90.4% of Democratic-leaning voters.

    • 66.3% of independent voters support the proposal.

    • 57.8% of Republican-leaning voters support the proposal, and 57.6% of strong Republican voters do as well.

  • 25.6% of the voters said that they do not support this proposal.

  • 3.3% of voters were undecided about this proposal.

Proposition 2 – The right to vote

  • Michigan voters show strong support for Proposition 2.

  • Survey participants were given this description of Proposition 2: Proposition 2 would amend the state constitution to add provisions regarding elections. This amendment recognizes the fundamental right to vote without harassment. It requires that military or overseas votes be counted if it is by post from election day. Give voters the right to verify identity with a photo ID or signed statement. Provide the voter’s right to a single application to vote absentee ballot in all elections. Requires state-funded absentee ballot boxes and postage for absentee applications and voting. It provides that only election officials can conduct post-election audits. It requires nine days of early in-person voting. They allow donations to finance elections, which must be disclosed. It requires canvass boards to certify elections based only on official records of votes cast. (This is the exact wording of the voting proposal.)

  • A majority of Michigan voters (63.7%) support the proposal.

    • Strong support is shown among strong Democratic voters (89.5%) and Democratic leaning voters (90.4%).

    • 63% of independent voters support the proposal.

    • 47.4% of Republican voters support the proposal, while 40.1% of strong Republican voters support the proposal.

  • 32.9% of voters do not support the proposal.

  • 2.6% of voters are undecided about this proposal.

Proposition 3 – Reproductive rights

  • The majority of Michigan voters show support for this proposal, but the race is tighter than the other two proposals.

  • Survey participants were given this description of Proposition 3: Proposition 3 would amend the state constitution to establish a new individual right to reproductive freedom, including the right to make all decisions about pregnancy and abortion, allow the state to regulate abortion in certain cases, and prohibits the prosecution of the individual exercising the established right. This amendment will establish a new individual right to reproductive freedom, including the right to make and carry out all decisions about pregnancy, such as prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization , abortion, abortion management and infertility. It allows the state to regulate abortion after fetal viability, but not prohibited if it is medically necessary to protect the patient’s life or physical or mental health. Prohibits state discrimination in the exercise of this right, prohibits the prosecution of an individual or a person who helps a pregnant person for the exercise of the rights established by this amendment. Invalidate state laws conflicting with this amendment. (This is the exact wording of the voting proposal.)

  • 55% of Michigan voters support Proposition 3.

  • 41% of voters do not support the proposal, while 3.8% of voters remain undecided.

  • Democratic voters support the proposal more than Republican voters.

    • A strong 95.5% of Democratic voters support the proposal. 76.2% of Democratic voters support the proposal.

    • 56.3% of independent voters support the proposal.

    • 39.4% of strong Republican voters support the proposal, while 18.3% of strong Republican voters support the proposal.

    • A strong 77.7% of Republican voters do not support the proposal. 57.9% of Republican-leaning voters and 33.7% of independent voters do not support the proposal.

  • Proposition 3 is strongly supported by women, with 62.7% of women showing support.

  • Male voters narrowly oppose Proposition 3 by a margin of 46.8% (support) -48.4% (opposed).

Methodology

The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a statewide survey of Michigan’s November 2022 likely general election voters. The 600-sample, live operator telephone survey was conducted from October 26-28, 2022, and has a margin of error of +/-4.0% with a confidence level of 95 %. 28.4% of respondents were contacted by landline. 71.6% of respondents were contacted by telephone. This survey was commissioned by WDIV Local 4 News and Detroit News.


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