Jonathan Oosting, The Detroit News
Lansing — A majority of likely Michigan voters favor a recreational marijuana initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot but nearly one-third are undecided about a separate proposal for a citizen redistricting commission, according to a new poll.
The Sept. 5-7 survey of 600 likely voters for The Detroit News and WDIV-TV suggested marijuana Proposal 1 would have passed by a comfortable margin had the election been held last week.
Support was muddled for Proposal 2, suggesting a challenge for redistricting organizers and activists who want to create a commission to draw new political boundaries every 10 years instead of lawmakers. Roughly 38 percent of voters were supportive, 31 percent were opposed and 31 percent of remained undecided nine weeks from the election.
More than 56 percent of respondents said they support marijuana legalization, compared with 38 percent opposed. Only 6 percent of voters were undecided in the poll, which had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
“What’s interesting is how consistent these numbers have been over two years,” said pollster Richard Czuba of the Lansing-based Glengariff Group Inc., which conducted the survey. “There are hardly any undecided people left on this issue. It’s baked into the electorate.”
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