DETROIT -

It’s been said more times than one cares to count this week at the Mackinac Policy Conference: You can’t have a strong Michigan without a strong Detroit.

An overwhelming number of Michigan voters appear to share that sentiment.

According to an exclusive Local 4/Detroit News poll, 91.7% of Michigan voters say they want the state’s largest city to prosper while 7.3% say they don’t care. Less than one percent say they’d like to see Detroit fail.

View/download: Michigan May 2014 Media Survey Report

Do you want to see Detroit succeed

But how do ordinary Michigan voters feel about the bankruptcy process restructuring Detroit governance?

Starting at the top, 37.2% of voters say Gov. Rick Snyder has been good for Detroit, 18.3% says Snyder has been bad for the city, and 28% say he’s had no effect. However, just 20.6% of Detroit voters believe the governor has been good for their hometown and 52.9% say he’s been bad for Detroit.

Snyder good for Detroit

A majority of Michigan voters (55.1%) are confident that Detroit’s leaders will succeed revitalizing the city after bankruptcy. However, 72.3% believe the state should continue some level of financial oversight over Detroit following bankruptcy.

Will Detroit leaders succeed in revitalizing Detroit

State continue oversight after bankruptcy

Out-state and Detroit voters split on the biggest problem facing the Motor City.

Statewide, failed leadership was cited as Detroit’s biggest problem by a plurality of voters (28%) while in the city crime was cited as the most pressing issue, with a plurality of 26.5% calling crime the top problem.

Biggest problem facing Detroit

However, Detroiters are more likely to believe the city is becoming safe as 44.1% of Detroiters believe the crime problem is getting better, 23.5% say it’s getting worse, and 37.8% say it’s staying about the same.

Statewide attitudes are more pessimistic, with just 20% saying Detroit’s crime problem is improving, 24.2% say it’s getting worse, and 37.8% say crime is about the same in the city.

Detroit crime problem getting better

Statewide and city voters are generally in agreement that failed city leadership is a major reason why Detroit is bankrupt. Statewide, 54.5% of voters blamed city leadership and 50% of Detroiters agreed.

As for the controversy surrounding the potential liquidation of the Detroit Institute of Art through bankruptcy, 54.5% of statewide voters oppose any sale of DIA artwork, 24.7% said they’d support a partial sale of DIA art, and just 16% favor selling off the entire DIA collection.