March 22, 2011

Michigan Voters Sour on Snyder

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has fallen out of favor with his state's residents even more than Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) have lost favor with their state's residents.

Key finding: Just 33% of voters approve of Snyder's job performance, with 50% disapproving. Additionally, respondents said if they could vote all over again, they'd pick Snyder's opponent Virg Bernero (D), 47% to 45%.

"Snyder's ability to win big in a blue state was due to his successfully presenting himself to the voters as a centrist but he's lost that image with a lot of folks over the last few months. In September we found 46% of voters in the state thought Snyder was 'about right' ideologically to only 26% who thought he was 'too conservative.' Now those numbers are basically tied with 37% judging him about right and 36% too conservative."


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