DETROIT
01/30/2012 08:33 am ET

New Bridge To Canada: Support Grows For Public Span, But Opponents Still In Majority

Despite an onslaught of advertising by opponents, backers of a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Windsor appear to be closing the gap in the court of public opinion but still are losing the argument, a new Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll shows.

On two separate questions -- one asking a short, simple question, the second providing the arguments of each side -- opponents had a 9 percentage point advantage. Just a few months ago, opposition was running 2-1, according to Bernie Porn, president of EPIC-MRA in Lansing, which conducted the poll.

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