On May 5 Michigan voters will have the chance to either approve or reject the road funding deal Gov. Rick Snyder and the legislature hashed out during the December lame duck session. All told, that deal is a $2.15 billion tax hike, which is considerably more than the $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion the Governor had been saying is needed for roads.
Many political observers believe the May 5 ballot proposal has little chance of passing. Early polling shows support for it to be weak; indicating that those trying to “sell” the proposal will be starting out in a hole. Yet, polling ballot proposals is a tricky business; and the May 5 election date could magnify that fact.