Poll: These are the issues that matter most to Michigan voters

Posted: 6:07 AM, Jan 27, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 07:31:25-05
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(WXYZ) — A new statewide poll released by the Detroit Regional Chamber highlights issues that matter most the Michigan voters.

"Today, it is important to understand the issues Michiganders care most about – roads, health care, jobs, and the economy – this Michigan voter poll reflects that," said Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Roads and bridges ranked as the top issue in Michigan among every demographic group, according to the poll; 46.3 percent of voters say Michigan roads have gotten worse.

However, a margin of 53.3 percent to 33.7 percent of voters believe the state has enough money to fix the roads.

“Michigan’s elected leaders continue to lose the PR battle on additional road funding. By a margin of 53%-33%, Michigan voters continue to believe that the state already has enough money to fix the roads as compared to needing additional revenues. As far back as 2012, we
talked about how voters did not understand why Michigan needed more road money. And eight years later, voters still don’t understand why Michigan needs more money for roads,” said Richard Czuba, founder of Glengariff Group Inc.

In addition to roads, Michigan voters also care about debt-free community college, The poll reports that 56 percent of Michigan voters strongly support free community college tuition.

In terms of national issues, 15.2 percent of Michigan voters said the most important issue is President Trump and his impeachment.

To view the full findings, click here.