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Michigan Residents Bullish on Economy, But Not on Trump

Monday, August 28, 2017
Charles Ballard

Consumer confidence in Michigan rose to its highest level in 15 years, even as Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the state were the lowest of any incoming president…

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Clinton Winning Michigan Easily

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Matt Grossman, associate professor of political science, talks about his research on Monday September 14, 2015.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a wide lead over businessman Donald Trump among likely Michigan voters, winning support from women, educated and non-white voters, a new…

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Michiganders Upbeat About Economy

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Charles Ballard

Michigan residents remain confident about the economy with better than half of them calling their current circumstances excellent or good, according to Michigan State University’s State of the…

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Flint Fallout: Snyder’s Popularity Plummets

Monday, April 18, 2016
State Capital, Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis, and Michiganders now consider city infrastructure the state’s biggest problem, according to Michigan State…

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Michiganders Remain Upbeat About Economy

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Charles Ballard

Consumer confidence in Michigan dipped slightly in the fall but remained relatively strong as the state continues to ride a long-running wave of financial optimism. Michigan State University’s…

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Michigan’s Roads Replace Schools on Fix-It List

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
broken pavement

For the first time, Michigan residents say the condition of the state’s roads is a bigger problem than its education system, according to Michigan State University’s latest State…

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Is Michigan’s Economy Back?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Marquette Park Michigan

Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Yes … and no, said Charles Ballard, Michigan State University professor of…

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