- Solid support for efforts to use the region's fresh water resources as an economic development tool.
- Concern for water quality in Lake Michigan, but confidence in the quality of local drinking water.
- Consensus on the need for and importance of water conservation in general, but not a tendency to conserve water on a household level.
- Moderate to strong support for allowing the City of Waukesha to access water from Lake Michigan, as long as the water is returned to the Great Lakes basin.
- Preference for regional water governance, rather than leaving it up to municipalities or the state.
- Evenly split opinions on whether to pursue high speed rail and commuter rail and whether to implement toll roads.
- Weak support for increased user fees or sales taxes to provide property tax relief.
- Weak support for a mayoral takeover of Milwaukee Public Schools.
The February poll also revealed growing sentiment that jobs are the most important issue facing the region, growing pessimism regarding the direction of the United States government, and virtually no support for using sales tax dollars to pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.