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Statewide poll: Voters overwhelming support legalization of marijuana and redistricting commission

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th and as we inch closer another statewide poll has been released addressing a number of ballot proposals.

Proposal 1 would legalize recreational use marijuana. Lansing-based EPIC-MRA surveyed 600 likely Michigan voters, 30-percent of those by cellphone, about the marijuana issue that would allow individuals age 21 or older to purchase, possess and use it. 57-percent are in favor, 41-percent oppose and 2-percent are undecided.

Proposal 2 is focused on eliminating gerrymandering. It would amend the Michigan Constitution by creating a 13-member commission with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress. 59-percent of those surveyed are in favor of a commission, 29-percent are opposed while 12-percent remain undecided.

Finally, Proposal 3 would amend the Michigan Constitution to allow United States citizens qualified to vote to be automatically registered when applying for, updating or renewing a driver's license or state-issued personal identification card, unless the person declines. Allow for same day voter registration, no reason absentee voting and straight-ticket voting. 68-percent say they’ll vote yes, 26-percent no and 6-percent are undecided.

Of voters surveyed 45-percent consider themselves Democrats, 41-percent Republican and 11-percent Independent.

The margin of error in this poll is plus/minus 4.0%.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.