ICYMI: Recent Poll Showed 83% of Michigan Voters Think Whitmer Should Not Benefit From Excessive Contributions
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Freedom Fund today issued a reminder that a recent poll found 83% of Michigan voters believe that Governor Gretchen Whitmer should NOT be allowed to benefit from her excessive campaign contributions.
“83% of Michiganders agree, Gretchen Whitmer should not be allowed to benefit from her illegal campaign contributions. These excessive donations should be returned immediately,” said executive director Tori Sachs. “The Governor should not be allowed to launder the money to other political committees that will run ads to help Whitmer, Nessel, and Benson in their re-election campaigns.”
In October, Michiganders were asked what Whitmer should do with her illegal, excessive campaign contributions. 46.3% believed the money should be donated to charity. 36.7% said she should return the illegal money to the donors who gave it. Only 7% believe the Governor should be allowed to donate the illegal money to the Democratic Party or other political action committees to benefit her reelection chances. 8% didn’t know and 2% refused to answer the questions.
The Michigan Freedom Fund filed a formal campaign finance complaint against Whitmer over the excessive contributions and are still awaiting a final determination from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. The amount of excess contributions Whitmer’s campaign has taken is about $4 million.
The poll was conducted by Marketing Resource Group. MRG polled 600 Michigan voters between October 18-24. 41.4% of the respondents were Democrats, 37.8% were Republicans and 14.6% were Independents. The poll had a margin of error of 4.0%.
The Michigan Freedom Fund works to advance conservative ideas, hold our government accountable to taxpayers, and protect Freedom, opportunity, and workers’ Constitutional rights. For more information, please visit MichiganFreedomFund.com.