I’m very pleased to see new polling that suggests that the ballot proposals here in Michigan all have strong support and are likely to pass. One would legalize recreational marijuana, one would establish an independent redistricting commission to end gerrymandering, and the third would make it much easier to register and vote.
Proposal 1, the marijuana legalization one:
Also gaining strength was the measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, which led 62 percent to 35 percent, with only 3 percent undecided, according to the new poll.
And proposal 2, the redistricting commission:
Voters supported a proposal that would create the redistricting commission 55 percent to 23 percent, with 22 percent undecided. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
There’s big money working against that one, but that’s a lot of ground to make up in only a few weeks.
And proposal 3, which would authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and straight ticket voting:
Proposal 3, promoted by the Promote the Vote ballot committee, had an overwhelming lead with 72 percent support and 19 percent opposition. About 10 percent were undecided.
Seems like all three are pretty certain to pass and that’s a very good thing, especially proposal 2. Michigan is one of the most heavily gerrymandered states in the country and we need to break the control Republicans have over our state legislature and Congressional delegation.