Michigan’s “Thumb” area is deeply conservative, and the 10th Congressional District (see map) is listed as a safe Republican stronghold. The Thumb is also home to a high concentration of Michigan’s wind turbines, as the flat farmland, bounded by Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron, is swept by steady winds throughout the year.What do these folks think of Wind energy?American Wind Energy Association:Michigan is a wind manufacturing heavyweight. 26 factories employ well-paid workers and build wind turbine parts and supplies, which are delivered to U.S. wind farms across the region. Apparently Michigan voters have noticed that the added benefit of growing wind power in the U.S. means good news for the Michigan economy. A poll released by American Wind Action just last week finds support for wind among 81 percent of Michigan’s Tenth Congressional District. That includes broad support across party lines, with at least three-quarters of Republicans, Independents and Democrats having a favorable impression of wind.