Thursday, November 02, 2006

Affirmative Action Ban Gaining Steam in Michigan

This latest poll out of Michigan is disturbing:

Two key statewide ballot proposals remain below 50 percent support, a new Detroit News/WXYZ-TV poll shows, leaving their fate to the minority of voters who haven't made up their minds.

Proposal 2, which would ban most government affirmative action programs, leads 49-41 with 10 percent undecided, according to the survey of 600 likely voters taken Sunday through Tuesday by Lansing-based EPIC/MRA.

The depressing economic climate in Michigan - accentuated by ailing Ford and GM - is certainly giving strength to what could be a devastating blow to affirmative action and minority businesses in that state.