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Poll on Michigan General Election Ballot Proposals

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Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters to determine their voting and issue preferences on the Presidential election, United States Senate and the six statewide ballot proposals and trust and knowledge issues regarding the Presidential campaign.

Fifty thousand nine hundred and eighty-six (50,986) calls were placed, and 1,155 respondents fully participated in the survey. The response rate for this survey was 2.27%.

State-wide Aggregate Results (Weighted to projected age, gender & ethnicity of
electorate) – 1156 Respondents MOE +/- 2.88%

FOR FULL DETAILS ON ALL 16 QUESTIONS AKSED IN THE SEPTEMBER 12 POOL, THE SAMPLE POOL AND METHODOLOGY, CLICK HERE>>

Poll results in the Presidential race, click here>>

Poll results in the U.S. Senate Race, click here>>

The following results pertain to questions asked about the Michigan's general election ballot proposals:

Ballot Proposal 12-1, a referendum on Michigan's Public Act 4 of 2011, also known as
the Emergency Manager Law. This Public Act allows the State to establish criteria to
assess the financial condition of local government units, including school districts and to
put an emergency manager in charge of cities, townships, school districts and counties
that are in financial crisis and require EM to develop financial and operating plans, which
may include modification or termination of contracts or reorganization of government. If
the election was held today, how would you vote on Proposal 12-1, to maintain or repeal
Public Act 4?

(Yes to maintain Public Act 4): 42.33%
(No to repeal Public Act 4): 34.38%
(Undecided on Public Act 4): 23.28%


Ballot Proposal 12-2, the "Protect Our Jobs" proposed constitutional amendment would
establish a new constitutional right for public and private sector employees to organize
and bargain collectively with employers, Invalidate existing or future state or local laws
that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively and override state laws that
regulate hours and conditions of employment by adding section 28 to Article I and
amending Article XI section 5 to the state Constitution. If the election was held today,
how would you vote on Proposal 12-2, the "Protect Our Jobs" amendment?

(Vote yes on the "Protect Our Jobs" amendment): 39.47%
(Vote no on the "Protect Our Jobs" amendment): 36.57%
(Undecided on the "Protect Our Jobs" amendment): 23.96%


Ballot PROPOSAL 12-3, the Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs constitutional amendment
that would require utilities to obtain at least 25 percent of electricity from clean
renewable energy sources (wind, solar, biomass and hydropower) by 2025; limit how
much utilities can charge consumers for the cost of complying with this requirement; and
require the legislature to create laws to encourage the development of Michigan clean
energy jobs. If the election was held today, how would you vote on Proposal 12-3 the
"Clean Energy initiative" amendment?

(Vote yes for the "Clean Energy initiative" amendment): 46.93%
(Vote no on the "Clean Energy initiative" amendment): 36.05%
(Undecided on the "Clean Energy initiative" amendment): 17.02%


Ballot PROPOSAL 12-4 is a constitutional amendment Proposal to establish the
Michigan Quality Home Care Council and provide collective bargaining for in-home care
workers. This proposal would allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with
the Michigan Quality Home Care Council (MQHCC) and require MQHCC to provide
training for in-home care workers, create a registry of workers who pass background
checks, and provide financial services to patients to manage the cost of in-home care and
authorize the MQHCC to set minimum compensation standards and terms and conditions
of employment. If the election was held today, how would you vote on Proposal 12-4 the
"home care council & collective bargaining" amendment?

(Vote yes for the proposal 12-4 amendment): 45.06%
(Vote no on the proposal 12-4 amendment): 30.71%
(Undecided on the proposal 12-4 amendment): 24.23%


Ballot PROPOSAL 12-5, "The Michigan Alliance for Prosperity" proposed constitutional
amendment would require a 2/3 majority vote of the State House and the State Senate, or
a statewide vote of the people at a November election, in order for the State of Michigan
to impose new or additional taxes on taxpayers or expand the base of taxation or
increasing the rate of taxation. If the election was held today, how would you vote on
Proposal 12-6, the Michigan Alliance for Prosperity amendment?

(Vote for yes to approve the Michigan Alliance for Prosperity amendment): 30.37%
(Vote for no on the Michigan Alliance for Prosperity amendment): 36.31%


Ballot PROPOSAL 12-6 "The People Should Decide" proposed constitutional
amendment that would require the approval of a majority of voters at a statewide election
and in each municipality where "new international bridges or tunnels for motor vehicles"
are to be located before the State of Michigan may expend state funds or resources on any
new international bridges or tunnels. If the election was held today, how would you vote
on Proposal 12-6, "The People Should Decide" amendment?

(Vote yes on the "The People Should Decide" amendment): 53.43%
(Vote no on the "The People Should Decide" amendment): 31.60%
(Undecided on the "The People Should Decide" amendment): 14.96%
(Undecided on the Michigan Alliance for Prosperity amendment): 33.31%

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