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

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

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.

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 questionwill often sway voters’ opinions.

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

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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