Half of people polled agree with Supreme Court ruling limiting Whitmer’s powers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a video.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released a video.(source: State of Michigan)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 12:49 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - Half of Michigan voters agree with the Supreme Court ruling that nullified some of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus orders, according to a new exclusive ABC12 poll.

Another 43% in the EPIC-MRA poll for ABC12 say they disagreed with that ruling.

Days after the Oct. 2 ruling was announced, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced similar orders under a different state law.

The ABC12 poll shows 62% of Michiganders agree with imposing those nearly identical precautions while only 30% disagreed.

A majority of the 600 people in the exclusive poll gave a favorable rating of Whitmer. The poll conducted by EPIC-MRA for ABC12 shows 55% of likely voters gave Whitmer a favorable rating while 38% gave her an unfavorable rating.

However, fewer of them believe Michigan his heading in the right direction. The poll results show 45% of likely voters said the state is heading in the right direction while 43% said the state is heading in the wrong direction and 12% were undecided.

The poll’s margin of error is 4%.

The same poll also shows:

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