michiganian http://michiganradio.org en Michigander beats Michiganian (online poll) http://michiganradio.org/post/michigander-beats-michiganian-online-poll <p>Budget schmudget.</p><p>The <em>real </em>debate in this state is over how we self-identify.</p><p>The Michigander vs. Michiganian debate rears up every so often.</p><p>We last heard about it during last fall's gubernatorial race.</p><p>Democratic candidate Virg Bernero preferred <em>Michiganian</em>, while Republican candidate Rick Snyder preferred <em>Michigander</em> (my spell check likes neither, by the way).</p><p>Snyder grabbed the victory and told the crowd to drop all the divisive labels... except one. From <a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/11/after_easy_win_how_incoming_go.html">MLive</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Snyder told his victory party in Detroit that it was time to "drop the labels" of party, ideology and geography. "There is only one label that matters and that label is Michigander."</p></blockquote><p><strong><em>Survey says</em></strong></p><p>The Lansing-based PR firm Resch Strategies decided to feel the state's pulse on this question. They contacted 600 Michiganians/Michiganders at the end of January and asked them, "<em>Do you consider yourself a (ROTATE:&nbsp; Michigander or a Michiganian)</em>"?</p><p><span class="full-image-float-right ssNonEditable"><span>The results:</span></span></p><ul><li>58% said Michigander</li><li>12% said Michiganian</li><li>7% said both</li><li>11% said neither</li><li>12% didn’t know</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em><strong>Online Poll (warning, extremely scientific)</strong></em></p><p>We thought we'd try to gauge your preference:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><script language="JavaScript" src="http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js"></script><script language="JavaScript">stLight.options({ publisher:'18355ba4-a04c-4a33-a76f-847aadfc0f80', onhover:false });</script><script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.micropoll.com/a/MicroPoll?id=396430"></script></p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 17:26:16 +0000 Mark Brush 1241 at http://michiganradio.org Michigander beats Michiganian (online poll)