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More than half of Michigan voters don't think returning vets get adequate services from the state

Jul 6, 2015

A new poll from Michigan Radio and Public Sector Consultants asks voters in Michigan about their perception of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The survey of 600 Michigan voters found that a strong majority support the military as an employment option, despite the fact that most do not have family currently serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

When voters were asked if they thought veterans in Michigan received adequate services from the state after returning home, more than half answered no; just 15% said yes. Opinions of the federal government were even worse, with 69% of respondents stating that the federal government does not adequately provide services to returning vets.

Peter Pratt, president of Public Sector Consultants, joined Cyndy to discuss the results of the Michigan's Pulse poll.