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News from Progress Michigan

January 23, 2024

Contact: Denzel McCampbell,

New Poll: Michiganders Say Yes to Housing Justice, No to GOP Corruption

Lake Effect newsletter examines voter attitudes and priorities as 2024 begins

MICHIGAN – On Tuesday, Progress Michigan released the latest edition of Lake Effect, a monthly research newsletter that tracks public opinion about a variety of issues and political figures.

“Michigan voters are sick and tired of unaffordable housing, skyrocketing rent and seeing unhoused people criminalized and disregarded—and with the most progressive legislature we’ve had in decades, it’s time to pursue real solutions to the housing crisis,” said Sam Inglot, executive director of Progress Michigan. “And while most Michiganders have chosen not to make New Year’s resolutions, it sounds like the Michigan GOP could use some—because voters think they’re the shady ones in Lansing. And, as always, Donald Trump continues to run his mouth and Michiganders continue to be turned off by his hateful, horrible words. What else is new?”

Additional poll results are available here. Some key takeaways include:

  • 79 percent of respondents think it’s important that the Michigan legislature take action to address the cost of housing.
  • 46 percent of those polled trust Democrats more than Republicans to deal with the housing crisis, while 39 percent trust Republicans more.
  • 39 percent of those polled believe the Republican Party is more corrupt than the Democratic Party. 25 percent think Democrats are more corrupt, and 29 percent think the parties are equally corrupt.