Polls: Majority Wants Gretchen Whitmer's Emergency Powers Limited, Increased Ballot Security

Polls: Majority Wants Gretchen Whitmer's Emergency Powers Limited, Increased Ballot Security


A majority wants Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers limited, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The survey conducted by MRG showed 63 percent of respondents would support “a citizen-initiated proposal on the ballot” to limit the governor’s emergency powers by “requiring the governor to work with the legislature after 30 days”.

The age group most supportive of curtailing Whitmer’s powers was 18- to 34-year-olds at 77 percent. Just 19.8 percent opposed the idea.

Seniors were the smallest majority to back the concept at nearly 55 percent.

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“It’s clear that a strong majority of Michiganders support limiting Gov. Whitmer’s use of emergency powers that ordered some of the strictest shutdowns and led to record unemployment,” Tori Sachs, executive director of Michigan Rising Action, said in a news release.

“As Michigan becomes the nation’s COVID-19 epicenter, it’s worth noting that Whitmer has been focused on the political science and

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