Majority of Wayne County Democrats Don't Want an EFM for Detroit
From the Detroit Free Press:
Wayne County Democrats, especially those who live in the City of Detroit, oppose the appointment of an emergency financial manager for the city by decisive margins, according to a new poll of county voters.
The poll by Denno Research of East Lansing found that 60% of likely Democratic voters disagreed with the idea of appointing an emergency manager in Detroit; 46% of them strongly disagreed. Thirty-one percent of poll respondents agreed with the appointment of an EFM, 13.3% strongly agreed.
Opposition was most pronounced among African Americans (75% disagree with the appointment of a manager, 62% strongly) and Detroiters (75% disagree, 61% strongly), and less so in Western Wayne (47% disagree, 34% strongly) and Downriver (45% disagreed, 30% strongly).
The poll of 593 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted January 13-17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
Here is the question posed to poll respondents:
In an effort to fix Detroit's financial crisis, the State of Michigan is looking at having an Emergency Financial Manager in Detroit. This Emergency Manager will be unelected and have supreme authority over Detroit's budget-including the ability to sell city property, break union contracts, and privatize city services. How strongly do you agree that the city of Detroit needs a financial manager? Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that Detroit needs an Emergency Manager?