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Poll: Michigan voters split on emergency managers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A poll says voters are about evenly divided over whether Michigan should keep or repeal its new law extending the use of state-appointed emergency managers for communities and school districts facing financial problems.

The poll released Sunday shows 45% of the Michigan voters questioned say they would vote to repeal the new law, while 42% would vote to keep it.

The state is considering whether to name an emergency financial manager for Detroit. Fifty percent of those questioned say Michigan should negotiate with Detroit officials, while 31% say it should appoint a manager.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA polled 600 likely voters by phone Jan. 21-25 for the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4% points.

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