epic-mra http://michiganradio.org en Poll indicates same-sex marriage is losing support in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/poll-indicates-same-sex-marriage-losing-support-michigan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new poll done by </span>EPIC-MRA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for the Detroit Free Press and </span>WXYZ-TV<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> indicates that same-sex marriage has lost support in Michigan.&nbsp;</span></p><p>In 2013, the poll indicated that 51% supported same-sex marriage, and 41% said they opposed.</p><p>If it were put to a vote now, however, the poll found that only 47% would vote yes and 46% would vote no. The other 7% were either undecided, or refused to say. (The poll had a margin of error of +/- 4%.)</p><p>You can see the results from EPIC-MRA&nbsp;<a href="http://www.epicmra.com/press/Stwd_Survey_May2014_Media_Freq.pdf">here </a>(see question 26).</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:31:51 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17799 at http://michiganradio.org Poll indicates same-sex marriage is losing support in Michigan New poll shows majority think Detroit is on the wrong track http://michiganradio.org/post/new-poll-shows-majority-think-detroit-wrong-track <p></p><p>New polling out just this morning sheds some light on how folks who live outside of Detroit feel about this possible settlement, in which money would go from Lansing to Detroit.</p><p>As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Michigan Radio's Lester Graham and Sarah Cwiek have been poring over the results of our <a href="http://www.epicmra.com/press/Stwd_Survey_Minus_Detroit_May2014_Freq.pdf">Epic MRA</a>&nbsp;poll. They joined us to discuss how people feel about the state giving money to help Detroit's recovery.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:24:42 +0000 Stateside Staff 17578 at http://michiganradio.org New poll shows majority think Detroit is on the wrong track Stateside: A shift in public opinion of right-to-work http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-shift-public-opinion-right-work <p>As right-to-work gains momentum, supporters of the legislation claim Michigan’s public opinion is in favor of the bill.</p><p><a href="http://www.epicmra.com/">EPIC-MRA</a> has tracked the public’s opinion of right-to-work since June 2007. During that time there was indeed 62% majority opinion in favor of the bill. But Bernie Porn of EPIC-MRA recently found that the opinion is drastically different than that of 2007. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:16:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10311 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: A shift in public opinion of right-to-work Poll: Michigan voters split on emergency managers http://michiganradio.org/post/poll-michigan-voters-split-emergency-managers <p>A poll says voters are about evenly divided over whether Michigan should keep or repeal its new law extending the use of state-appointed<a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/emergency-manager"> emergency managers</a> for communities and school districts facing financial problems.</p><p>The poll released Sunday shows 45 percent of the Michigan voters questioned say they would vote to repeal the new law, while 42 percent would vote to keep it.</p><p>The state is considering whether to name an <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/facing-emergency-manager-threat-detroit-officials-struggle-plan">emergency financial manager for Detroit</a>. Fifty percent of those questioned say Michigan should negotiate with Detroit officials, while 31 percent say it should appoint a manager.</p><p>Lansing-based EPIC-MRA polled 600 likely voters by phone Jan. 21-25 for the Detroit Free Press&nbsp; and WXYZ-TV. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:28:01 +0000 The Associated Press 5995 at http://michiganradio.org New poll shows drop in Snyder popularity http://michiganradio.org/post/new-poll-shows-drop-snyder-popularity <p>A new poll shows Governor Rick Snyder&#39;s popularity is falling among Michigan voters. The poll, released by <a href="http://www.epicmra.com/pressroom.htm">ERIC-MRA</a>, shows 44 percent of likely Michigan voters had a favorable view of the governor. Twenty-seven percent had an unfavorable opinion. As the Associated Press <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-ap-mi-snyder-poll,0,2105402.story">notes</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Shortly after the Republican took office, an EPIC-MRA poll of 600 likely voters found 59 percent viewing Snyder favorably and 8 percent unfavorably.</p><p>Fifty-three-percent of those in the new poll say they oppose Snyder&#39;s plan to tax pensions, while 41 percent support it.</p></blockquote><p>In a article about the new poll titled, &quot;<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110303/NEWS06/103030679/Looks-like-honeymoon-s-over-Gov-Rick-Snyder">Looks like honeymoon&#39;s over for for Gov. Rick Snyder</a>,&quot; the Detroit Free Press <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110303/NEWS06/103030679/Looks-like-honeymoon-s-over-Gov-Rick-Snyder">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Voters also did a U-turn on Snyder&#39;s job performance -- 38% positive and 15% negative in January to 32% positive and 36% negative in February -- and on the overall direction of the state.</p><p>In the late January survey, Michiganders seemed to have emerged from a decade-long funk: 43% said they thought the state was headed in the right direction.</p><p>That number slumped to 36% in the latest EPIC/MRA poll, with 42% saying Michigan is on the wrong track.</p></blockquote><p>Meanwhile, Governor Snyder will continue to talk about his plan to reinvent the state at the Pancakes and Politics breakfast in Detroit today. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:51:55 +0000 Zoe Clark 1487 at http://michiganradio.org New poll shows drop in Snyder popularity