Michigan businesses rethink political donations after deadly riot at U.S. Capitol
If it’s money that talks in politics, then Michigan businesses are speaking loudly. On Thursday, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its political action committee (PAC) is reevaluating who it gives its money too. In 2020, the chamber gave more than $20,000 in donations to candidates on both sides of the aisle, including Rep. Lisa McClain, voted to object the election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona. All of the companies rethinking their donations don’t contribute on their own, rather through action committees or other subsidiaries, but it is their voice in politics. Other major Michigan companies like Lear, Whirlpool and Kellogg’s have not said whether they’ll be suspending donations or changing how they spend their political dollars, but pressure is on.
Survey: 58% of Michigan voters say COVID-19 is affecting household finances
Results from a survey of Michigan voters at the beginning of December suggest residents are terribly concerned about the state’s economy with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting their household finances. The Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) said it conducted this statewide survey of 600 registered Michigan voters between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4, 2020. 58% of Michigan voters say that COVID-19 is affecting their household finances. Gretchen Whitmer:63.3% of Michigan voters believe Gov. On Michigan Legislature:29.0% of Michigan voters say the state’s legislative leaders are doing everything they can to get the pandemic under control.
Survey: Michigan voters favor Whitmer while many believe COVID threat is being downplayed
Gretchen Whitmer -- 63.3% of Michigan voters believe Whitmer is aggressively working on getting the pandemic under control and protecting public health, according to the survey results. The Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) said it conducted this statewide survey of 600 registered Michigan voters between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4, 2020. 60.3% believe the threat of COVID-19 has been balanced or downplayed, compared to 33.8% who believe the threat has been exaggerated. On the economy:83.7% of Michigan voters believe the state’s economy is worse now than before the pandemic hit. Gretchen Whitmer:63.3% of Michigan voters believe Gov.
LIVE STREAM: Peters, James in Detroit Regional Chamber senate town hall
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) The Detroit Regional Chamber will host a town hall for candidates in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan. Incumbent Sen. Gary Peters and challenger John James will participate, separately, in a town hall event on Wednesday morning. Watch the event live at 11 a.m.:
Rescheduled Mackinac Policy Conference officially cancelled due to coronavirus
DETROIT Michigans biggest political event of the year, the Mackinac Policy Conference, is officially cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. The Detroit Regional Chamber announced Tuesday it will not convene groups of 50 or more people for the rest of 2020. Earlier this year, the Chamber rescheduled to annual conference for August, but it has not been fully cancelled. It draws the biggest political and business leaders in the state. Just like everybody else, we will find new ways to execute our traditional role, the Chamber said in an email.
New poll shows strong support for Michigan Gov. Whitmers handling of COVID-19 pandemic
Gretchen Whitmers handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state -- but most are ready to get back to work. Whitmers handling of the pandemic, including 44.7% who strongly approve. 42.8% of Michigan voters approve of President Trumps handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to 50.4% who disapprove. Whitmer's handling of pandemic (WDIV)Michigan voters support gradual reopeningRespondents were read two different statements and asked which one more closely reflected their current position on COVID-19. The Chambers April poll indicated that 61% of respondents felt safe or somewhat safe returning to the workplace .
New poll shows how Michiganders feel about coronavirus measures, economy, Whitmer approval
DETROIT – A new poll released by the Detroit Regional Chamber shows how Michiganders feel about the ongoing coronavirus crisis. President Trump COVID-19 Approval at 44%Respondents disapprove of President Trump’s handling of COVID-19 (Approve 44% to Disapprove 50%)Republicans approve of his handling by a margin of 88% to 9%. Governor Whitmer COVID-19 Approval at 57%Respondents approve of Gov. Whitmer’s handling of COVID-19: (Approval: 57% to Disapproval: 37%)Democrats approve of her handling by a margin of 89% to 8%. Poll results report 29% of respondents furloughed, laid off, or unable to work.