The poll indicates there is truly a "partisan effect" built in answering the questions, said Bernie Porn, president of Lansing-based EPIC/MRA.
"For Republicans who become more supportive, obviously to a certain extent realizing 'Gosh Mitt Romney would've won Michigan,'" Porn
"Whereas Democrats, not realizing the impact, overwhelmingly shift toward opposition and independents ... don't shift as much.
"Hearing what the impact would be, that did in fact cause Republicans to move toward support even knowing the results whereas Democrats dramatically shifted toward opposition," he
Overall, women polled became less supportive of changing the system after learning of the implications it could have had on the 2012 election.
After 47 percent of women initially said they supported the idea with 38 percent opposed and 15 percent undecided, women shifted to 37 percent in favor and 58 percent opposed with 6 percent still undecided after hearing the impact the system would have had on the 2012 election.
But showing a somewhat different trend than usual on a controversial topic is Republican women, Mr. Porn
"It's always interesting to look at difference on issues between Republican men and Republican women," Porn
said, pointing specifically to issues such as education funding and the state's pension tax.