Poll: Where Michigan voters stand on expanding early voting, private school tax credits
Most Michigan voters support increasing the time frame for in-person voting and preparing absentee ballots before Election Day, but don’t fully support giving tax credits to private school donors, according to a new poll.
Poll: Where Michigan voters stand on races for governor, secretary of state, attorney general
Michigan residents are highly motivated to vote in the state’s November gubernatorial election, and high-profile Democratic incumbents appear to be favored to win in three major races, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll.
U-M Mott Children’s poll: Nearly 50% of parents say pandemic negatively impacted their teens’ mental health
Mental health experts say that isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts for at-risk teens. He said that the pandemic created new mental health issues for some, but for others exacerbated existing issues. According to the poll, parents said changes in social interactions over the past year seemed to hit their children the hardest. Giving them space for some quiet time, creative time or music time can be helpful to their mental health. Almost one in four parents in the Mott Poll say their teens were experiencing negative changes in their sleep since the pandemic started.
Parents: If you had a weeklong vacation all to yourself, how would you spend it?
But for others -- namely parents who have had to juggle their remote work and their children’s remote schooling and general care -- the circumstances are less than ideal. In some states, parents were willing to pay upward of $2,000 for time alone. AdWe want to hear from you: If you were able to secure a weeklong vacation for yourself, away from your family, where would you go? Whether you’re new to parenting or a seasoned vet, we recently launched our Kidding Around Newsletter to share with you parenting topics that you care most about. Check out, and maybe sign up for, our newest Newsletters right here.
Poll: Tooth Fairy now handing over about $4.70 per tooth
The Original Tooth Fairy Poll has typically mirrored the economy’s overall direction, tracking with the trends of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) for 16 of the past 19 years. The Tooth Fairy’s average cash gift just reached $4.70, its highest point in the annual Delta Dental poll’s 23-year history. In Arkansas, as across the South, the Tooth Fairy pays about $4.45, tracking the U.S. average most closely. Baby teeth fetch the least in the Midwest ($3.66), and the most in the North ($5.72) and the West ($5.54). “The annual Tooth Fairy Poll is a bit of light-hearted fun to draw attention to good oral care, starting with baby teeth,” said Dave Hawsey, vice president of marketing at Delta Dental of Arkansas.
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 Michigan election updates: Polls close at 8 p.m. (some in UP at 9 p.m.)
DETROIT – Follow up-to-the-minute election updates from WDIV Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit right here. As of this weekend, more than 2.6 million Michigan voters had turned in their absentee ballots. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging voters to drop off their ballots in-person to ensure mail delays don’t cause their ballots to not be counted, though voting in-person on Election Day remains an option. We expect to start reporting results Tuesday night after the polls close -- we’ll have live coverage all night. Follow Michigan election updates here:
Poll results: Was plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer a serious threat, or just talk?
When news of the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer broke earlier this month, it made international headlines. In an exclusive Local 4/The Detroit News poll, we asked Michigan voters: Was the plot to kidnap Gov. The results: 77% of Michigan voters take that plot seriously and don’t think it was just talk -- a defense being used by attorneys representing the men accused in the plot. 14.7% of polled Michigan voters thought that the alleged domestic terror plot was just talk, while 8.1% of voters said that they “don’t know." The poll also asked Michigan voters how worried they are about militia groups in Michigan, which have been active for years in the state.
Exclusive poll results: Was plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer a serious threat?
Exclusive poll results: Was plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer a serious threat? Published: October 28, 2020, 11:28 pmLocal 4 asked Michigan voters if the domestic terror plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer was a serious threat, or just talk. Here's what they had to say.
Poll: Michigan voters wary of getting COVID-19 vaccine
Michigan voters are on the fence on getting a potential vaccine for COVID-19, a new WDIV/Detroit News poll finds. Other polling news:Even with their doctor’s recommendation, voters aged 30-49 would remain sharply opposed to getting the vaccine. The strongest opposition to getting a vaccine comes from Republican voters. 53.5% of Black voters also oppose getting the vaccine, according to the poll. METHODOLOGYThe Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a Michigan statewide survey of November 2020 likely general election voters.
Exclusive poll: Joe Biden extends lead in Michigan
Exclusive new poll numbers show Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden extended his lead by three, bringing him to eight points in Michigan over President Donald Trump. “The biggest shift of all came among white senior citizens in Michigan,” said Richard Czuba, CEO of the Glengariff Group. The new WDIV/Detroit News poll was conducted after the first presidential debate and before the president was diagnosed with COVID-19. It is the fulcrum point of this election,” Czuba said. A majority of the people who participated in the poll watched the presidential debate.
New WDIV/The Detroit News poll
Today, WDIV and The Detroit News are releasing the first results of a new survey taken days after the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a Michigan statewide survey of November 2020 likely general election voters. The 600 sample, live operator telephone survey was conducted on September 30-October 3, 2020 and has a margin of error of +/-4.0% with a 95% level of confidence. 50.0% of respondents were contacted via landline telephone. 50.0% of respondents were contacted via cell phone telephone.
Poll: Will you wear a face mask in Michigan if you’re not legally required to?
The Michigan Supreme Court decided Friday that a law from 1945 is unconstitutional, impacting months of orders made by Gov. According to the court, those orders are no longer enforceable. Whitmer says her existing orders will remain in effect for at least 21 days, but some are arguing that Whitmer has no legal basis to continue enforcing emergency orders following the court’s decision. We want to know: As a Michigan resident, will you continue to wear a face mask in public spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19 -- even if you are not required to by law? Take the quick poll below, then tell us why:Read more
AP-NORC poll: Many in US shoring up finances amid downturn
A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 45% of Americans say theyre setting aside more money than usual. In total, about half of Americans say theyve either saved more or paid down debt. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 45% of Americans say theyre setting aside more money than usual. In total, about half of Americans say theyve either saved more or paid down debt since the outbreak began. And 66% of Hispanic Americans say theyve experienced household income loss, compared with 50% of Black Americans and 44% of white Americans.
Survey results: Should kids return to in-person school this fall?
Weve conducted a survey of ClickOnDetroit members to find out where everyone stands with the potential for a return to in-person school classes this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. The CDCs guidelines call for schools to return to in-person classes with the director proclaiming it critically important for our public health to open schools this fall.Despite the strong recommendation for a return to in-person classes, the CDC does warn that community spread of the virus could lead to another closure. A lot of school districts in Michigan are announcing plans to start the semester with virtual learning only. Other districts have decided to offer a hybrid of in-person and virtual learning options. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
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.