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Poll: Michigan voters largely agree on economy, tariffs, immigration and climate change

Crain’s Detroit Business

July 25, 2019

By Dustin Walsh

Michigan voters across the political divide are lockstep on key hot button issues in the state and nation.

From the economy to tariffs to immigration to climate change, the majority of voters are in agreement, according to a Detroit Regional Chamber poll released Thursday. The poll highlights the similarities and consensus of voters in the middle that should receive more focus, Sandy Baruah, president of the DRC said in a call with reporters.

“The more data out there like this that is public, opposed to internal candidate polling, will make candidates of both parties think twice,” Baruah said. “We’re not going to accomplish anything at the statewide or the national level if we keep electing candidates that can only to speak to their base.”

The poll posed several questions to 600 likely voters in the state, and broke out the the results along demographic and party lines and types of media consumption. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percent.

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