DETROIT (Dec. 15, 2022) – Today, the Detroit Regional Chamber released findings from its latest statewide poll of registered Michigan voters. The data reveals continued concerns with inflation, voters’ legislative priorities, perceptions of the democratic process, and the importance of social issues to employees selecting an employer.
“Not surprisingly, the economy – especially the continued high level of inflation – continues to be front and center in voters’ minds,” said Sandy K. Baruah, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber. “But other than certain pockets of voters, Michiganders appear to be expressing a collective sigh of relief post-election day with an increased confidence in our voting process, calls for a centrist agenda in Lansing, and confidence in Governor Whitmer as she embarks on her second term.”
The Chamber’s polling partner, The Glengariff Group Inc., completed this statewide poll of 600 registered Michigan voters between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1, 2022.
“Michigan voters strongly approve of how this November’s election was conducted and how they were able to vote with only a small pocket of GOP voters having a problem,” said Richard Czuba, President of The Glengariff Group, Inc. “When presented with a potential legislative agenda, voters gravitate towards areas like gun control where there is broad bipartisan agreement. Background checks and red flag laws are two pieces of low-hanging fruit that this legislature can enact quickly and unify voters.”
The following outlines the poll’s main themes.