Ahead of the Nov. 6 election day, The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a 600-sample survey of likely 2012 Michigan general election voters. 

The live operator telephone survey was conducted from September 15-17, 2012 (The survey was conducted from Saturday afternoon through Monday evening). 

Eighty percent of the survey respondents were contacted via land-line.  Twenty percent of survey respondents were contacted via cell phone.  The survey has a margin of error of +/-4.0 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence.  This survey was commissioned by WDIV Local 4, the Detroit News.

State House

If the election for State House was held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate for State Representative or the Democratic candidate for State Representative

Democratic: 43.8%
Lean Democratic: 3.2%
Republican: 28.8% 
Lean Republican: 5.5%

Michigan Proposals

Emergency Manager Law

This November, Michigan voters will decide on a Referendum on Public Act 4 of 2011 --  The Emergency Manager Law.  Public Act 4 would establish criteria to assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts.  Authorize the Governor to appoint an emergency manager upon state finding of a financial emergency, and allow the emergency manager to act in place of local government officials.  Require the Emergency manager to develop financial and operating plans which may include modification or termination of contracts, reorganization of government, and determination of expenditures, services and use of assets until the emergency is resolved.  Alternatively, authorize state appointed review team to enter into a local government approved consent decree.  Should this law be approved? 


Yes              35.7%

No               46.3%

Don’t Know 17.8% 

A closer look

                       Yes                  No                   DK

UP/North         21.8%              61.5%              16.7%

West                32.8%              49.3%              17.9%

Southwest        32.0%              48.0%              20.0%

Mid                  28.8%              50.0%              21.2%

E Central          25.5%              66.0%              8.5%

Oakland           51.9%              26.6%              21.5%

Macomb          34.0%              46.0%              20.0% 

Wayne             45.7%              34.3%              18.6%