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Poll: Mich. voters oppose Detroit-Windsor bridge

By AP

DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - Results of a recently released poll show that likely Michigan voters oppose a plan for a proposed new bridge backed by Gov. Rick Snyder between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

The poll for the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV showed 59 percent oppose the project, 30 percent support it and 11 percent were undecided. Lansing-based EPIC-MRA interviewed 600 people Nov. 13 through Wednesday. Results were released Sunday.

The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The Republican governor supports the new bridge, saying it is crucial to expanding trade between the U.S. and Canada.

But the private owners of the Ambassador Bridge already spanning the Detroit River oppose a second bridge, saying a publicly supported bridge would unfairly compete with their own.

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