Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's approval rating deflates | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Farther than Walker.
Faster than Walker.
The guy he beat by almost 20 points just five months ago would beat him today.
And all because he is picking on union rights in Michigan and attemptingto shift $1.7 billion in taxes from his pals in the corporate business world to seniors and lower wage workers. Right now, there are over 35 different bills before the Legislature which traget various union rights in addition to taxing seniors and cutting the earned income tax credit program. A sleeping giant has awakened. Recalls are next.Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has quickly fallen out of favor with the citizens who elected him, reaching levels of unpopularity lower than first term Republican governors in neighboring states and almost as low as the end-of-term numbers reached by his Democratic predecessor, according to a new poll. The poll by Public Policy Polling found 50% of Michiganders disapprove of Snyder’s job performance, compared to 33% who approve, and would prefer to have elected Snyder’s opponent last fall, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, by a 47%-45% margin.
The poll of 502 voters was conducted March 18-20, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4%. Although he won in 2010 by a much larger margin, Snyder’s poll numbers have fallen farther, faster than fellow freshman Govs. Scott Walker in Wisconsin and John Kasich in Ohio, according to PPP. Both have been engaged in high-profile disputes with organized labor in their states.