Poll: Voters support legal marijuana, redistricting measures

Elections

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With less than 40 days until the November election, a new poll shows Michigan voters would approve three ballot proposals.

Of those surveyed, 56 percent said they would vote to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Comparatively, 41 percent would reject to adopt Proposal 1 into law.

When it comes to Proposal 2, which would amend the Michigan Constitution by creating a bipartisan commission to draw legislative districts, voters would adopt the constitutional amendment. The poll shows a margin of 48 percent to 32 percent, but also 20 percent were undecided.

The poll found strong majority would vote yes for Proposal 3. If approved, the proposal would allow qualified citizens to be automatically registered to vote when applying for, updating or renewing a driver’s license or state ID. The poll shows 70 percent approve of the proposed constitutional amendment while 24 percent disapprove.

In an EPIC-MRA released Thursday, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer leads Republican Bill Schuette in the race for Michigan governor.

On Oct. 12, Schuette and Whitmer will be at WOOD TV8’s studio for a live televised debate. The election is Nov. 6. 

THE POLL

EPIC-MRA surveyed 600 people by phone between Sept. 21 and Sept. 25 to gather its data.

Forty-five percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 40 percent as Republicans, 12 percent as Independents and 3 percent were undecided.

The poll as a plus-or-minus 4 percent margin of error.

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