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Welcome to Michigan Radio’s coverage page for the 2012 Election.If you’re looking for more information to help with your decisions, you can read our collection of stories about key races featured below.You can also check out our Guide to the Ballot Proposals.

Poll: Most in Michigan saying 'no' to ballot proposals

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If the latest poll from EPIC MRA is accurate, it appears all the ballot proposals are headed for defeat, though three of them appear close.

There are a lot of undecided voters (18 percent for Proposal 1).

Kelly Sullivan of EPIC MRA says based on past elections results, these voters tend to either vote 'no,' or they tend not to vote at all on the proposal in question.

So that tips the scales even further into the 'no' category for all of the ballot proposals.

Here's a breakdown of the numbers from EPIC MRA. They polled 600 people by phone from October 26 through October 29. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percent.

Proposal 1: Referendum on the emergency manager law

  • 35% Total Yes Vote
  • 43% Total No Vote
  • 18% Undecided/Refused
  • 4% Would not vote at all on the proposal

Proposal 2: Collective bargaining rights

  • 42% Total Yes Vote
  • 46% Total No Vote
  • 10% Undecided/Refused
  • 2% Would not vote at all on Proposal 2

Proposal 3: Renewable electricity standard

  • 35% Total Yes Vote
  • 55% Total No Vote
  • 8% Undecided/Refused
  • 2% Would not vote at all on Proposal 3

Proposal 4: Home health care workers

  • 42% Total Yes Vote
  • 44% Total No Vote
  • 11% Undecided/Refused
  • 3% Would not vote at all on Proposal 4

Proposal 5: Tax hike supermajority

  • 30% Total Yes Vote
  • 55% Total No Vote
  • 12% Undecided/Refused
  • 3% Would not vote at all on Proposal 5

Proposal 6: The bridge vote

  • 42% Total Yes Vote
  • 47% Total No Vote
  • 8% Undecided/Refused
  • 3% Would not vote at all on Proposal 6
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