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Poll shows many Michigan voters have made up their minds about Prop 1

Apr 13, 2015

A new poll shows four in five Michigan voters have made up their minds about next month’s ballot question that would hike the state sales tax.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

But the man who took the poll is taking the result with a grain of salt.

Mark Grebner, with Practical Political Consulting, says it’s not unusual to see consistent poll numbers going into a vote on a ballot question.

“But it’s completely wrong,” says Grebner, “when people go in vote they vote differently than they told the pollers.”

Grebner says seeing the wording of the ballot question will often sway voters’ opinions.

The one-penny sales tax increase would channel more than a billion dollars into fixing Michigan roads.