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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-10 10:45 AM
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Snyder voting record spotty: In 5 years, he skipped 5 of 13 elections; Bernero missed none
from the Detroit News:



Rick Snyder is a political newcomer who wants Michigan voters to make him the states next governor on Nov. 2.

But in the past five years, Snyder himself hasnt always made it to the polls on Election Day, records show. Since 2005, hes missed five of the last 13 elections. He did not vote in three Ann Arbor schools elections and he didnt vote in 2006 when his township had a ballot question about its growth management plan.

More recently, the Republican nominee failed to cast a ballot in the August 2008 state primary. Although there were no contested races in that election, his township, Superior, had two millage renewals on the ballot, records show. Both passed.

Over the same period, his opponent, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, voted in every election.

Snyder spokesman Bill Nowling said its not unusual for people like Snyder, who travels often for business, to miss an election or two. The issue is not Ricks voting record. The issue is Ricks vision for Michigans future, Nowling said. ........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.detnews.com/article/20101008/POLITICS02/1008...



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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-10 04:49 AM
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1. Has anyone seen any polling? I tried looking, but
found nothing recent.

Thanks
:hi:
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-10 10:08 PM
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3. Channel 7 just gave results of an EPIC/MRA poll.
Conducted October 3-5 on behalf of WXYZ/Detroit Free Press. It was 49% Snyder, 29% Bernero. I didn't catch what the sampling size or margin of error was. It's probably on their website at www.wxyz.com
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-10-10 06:50 PM
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2. In this debate tonight..
doesn't it seem like they keep giving bernero the questions first and Snyder says that we need to make college available to everyone. Why don't they just train people for the jobs everyone doesn't want to go to college.

Snyder wants the UNITED WAY to help the poor and the private sector in general. Aren't these the same people who aren't hiring people,aren't these the same people who are making more poor people?
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