Poll shows Michigan residents among most dissatisfied with roads

Posted at 3:56 PM, Feb 29, 2016

PRINCETON, NJ — Michigan residents are not the most unhappy with their roads. That dubious honor goes to Rhode Island. But Michigan residents come in a close second in dissatisfaction with the condition of their roads, according a poll released by Gallup.

The Gallup organization’s 2015 50-State poll, in which citizens in every state were interviewed, shows that 65 percent of Michigan’s residents polled are unhappy with the state’s roads. In Rhode Island, the percentage of dissatisfaction is 68.

As for positive feelings, about 35 percent of Michigan residents said they were satisfied with the state’s roads.

The Gallup release about the nationwide poll noted that Michigan spends the least per capita on roads in the country, though the money spent on roads is only marginally reflected in the rankings.

In a 2014 Gallup poll, Michigan residents said the problems with roads was the most important issue facing the state.