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Michiganders Optimistic about Economy, Less Happy with Leaders

Monday, March 5, 2018
Charles Ballard

The latest State of the State Survey (SOSS) reveals that Michiganders are more confident in the economy than they are in elected officials, and they have a positive…

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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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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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