Susan J. Demas: Proposal 1 could fail because voters don't trust government to fix our roads

When people vote "no" on Proposal 1 in a few short weeks -- and right now, that looks to be a healthy majority -- it won't be because most of them think our roads are great.

That's why the lack of support is so perplexing to editorial writers, Lansing insiders and politicians backing the plan. For them, it's all pretty simple:

If you think Michigan's roads are terrible, you must vote "yes."

But plenty of voters don't see it that way. There are a dizzying number of reasons why people are against this proposal, many of them contradictory. 

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