September 22, 2003


Diversity loses in two polls: Narrow majority supports proposed Mich. constitutional ban on affirmative action (Joel Kurth, , September 22, 2003, The Detroit News)

A Detroit News/Local4/ Mitchell poll of 600 voters found 52 percent support a state constitutional amendment to outlaw the use of race as a consideration for university admissions and government hiring and contracts; 39 oppose it and 9 percent are undecided. [...]

The findings are echoed by a poll to be released today by Inside Michigan Politics, claiming voter support for a ban on affirmative action by 55 percent to 36 percent. The survey by Marketing Resource Group of Lansing for Inside Michigan Politics, a political and government newsletter, polled 600 statewide voters. [...]

The Detroit News/Local4/ Mitchell Poll also found that a majority opposes any attempt to legalize gay marriage or civil unions in Michigan. Voters favor banning gay marriage 51 percent to 38 percent and oppose civil unions, 53 percent to 39 percent.

Love that headline on a supposed news story. what these polls point up though is the extreme unlikelihood that the Democrats can win the Catholic states of the Rust Belt, which are naturally Red, not Blue.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 22, 2003 12:18 PM
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