Early exit polls show five proposals likely headed for defeat
Before the numbers start to roll in, Michigan proposals seem to have a rough chance of altering the state constitution, according to exit polls.
According to a phone poll conducted by the Detroit Free Press and an exit poll from WILX, Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law, or Proposal 1, looks as if it is the only one still in contention.
Other exit polls organizations are showing the same trend.
According to WILX, Proposal 1 is split about 50/50, while Proposal 5 is in danger of failing, with 75 percent of voters against the amendment.
Michael Boulus, the executive director of the President’s Council, State Universities of Michigan, is among the opponents of Proposal 5). He said Michigan citizens are smart and will choose to vote against it. Although it looks as if the proposal will fall in his favor, at around 8 p.m., Boulus said it is still too close to call.
“(This) needs to be defeated, it could create gridlock in the state,” Boulus said. “(And) right now, it appears its headed toward the defeat.”
But although the proposals seem as if are going to fail, some still remain hopeful.
“There seems to be an overwhelming support for Proposal 2 (supporting) to protect working families,” Ronke Ciers, a UAW member from Warren, Mich., said. Ciers is a volunteer and supporter of Proposal 2.
Dan Lijana, communications director of Proposal 2 said he expects the call to be late but close.
According to WILX, 39 percent are in favor of Proposal 2, whereas 61 percent were against.
Polling results are about the same in the Free Press, WOOD-TV and CBS Detroit.
CBS Detroit reported that according to exit polling from Lansing-based EPIC/MRA, Proposals 2 through 6 are projected to not pass, and Proposal 1 still is “too close to call.”