Wednesday, November 01, 2006
From The Detroit News: Late-term abortion, stem cell research and gay marriage. Intelligent design, affirmative action and control of the Detroit water system.
These deep-down gut issues still hold considerable sway with Michigan voters and could tip the balance in a close race for governor between incumbent Governor Jennifer Granholm (website) and Republican challenger Dick DeVos (website).
'At the end of the day, when a voter is sitting on the fence and can't decide between two candidates, then these wedge issues come into play and will tilt the voter one way or the other,' said Detroit News pollster Ed Sarpolus.
Voters such as John Harshman, a retired auto shop owner from Detroit: 'I'm a Bible person. I'm opposed to abortion, I'm against same-sex marriage. The Bible says those things are wrong,' Harshman said. 'That's one reason why I'll vote for Mr. DeVos.' (Continued at the title link) [Richard, Creationism, Politics]
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