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Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 15, 2014. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Data based on unique submissions (duplicates or multiple submissions are eliminated) per user using a 30-day moving average to reduce daily variance from traffic sources. Totals may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
Learn more about Asian Carp Invasion
The Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the most effective way of preventing Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes is to construct an $18.4 Billion system of barriers around the lake's waterways. Opponents say that this project is too expensive and would hurt the region's economy by blocking barges from transporting goods. Proponents say that the carp is an invasive species and will destroy the lake's fish populations. See recent asian carp invasion news
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Only if there is significant evidence Michigan's freshwater fish are being destroyed to the brink of extinction by the Asian carp. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Sterling Heights, MI
I agree you have to stop them, but they got to find a way without blockading the barges. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Sterling Heights, MI
The government should find some other way of detaining the carp without closing the waterways. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Ann Arbor, MI
Yes. Continue research to find more effective eradication technique. Severely punish anyone transporting live specimen(s). 5 years ago from a Democrat in Goodrich, MI
Reinforce the barriers that are already in place. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Lansing, MI
The Asian crap escaped from ponds when the Mississippi flooded. It was a niche market providing a product to the Asian market. Supply and demand. Make the fish worth something to encourage business to grow the market. At the same time implement... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Carrollton, MI
Block high threat areas. 5 years ago from a Democrat in North Branch, MI
Design ships that don't use static ballast. Free flowing ballast should give a better chance for species from other parts of the world staying in those parts of the world. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Roscommon, MI
No, but we should incentivize private companies to deal with the issue. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Allendale, MI