Michigan Republicans, Polls, Rick Snyder — February 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s poll numbers continue to sink like a rock


Let’s see if we can keep this trend going, shall we?

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is beginning to pay the true price for his attacks on Michigan families and workers. In an EPIC-MRA poll released this week, the percentage of Michiganders giving him a positive job approval rating has dropped from 51% to a mere 36% and, more importantly, the number giving him a negative job approval rating has jumped 16 points from 32% to 48%.

The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, released exclusively to the Free Press and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), found 61% of Michigan voters surveyed between Feb. 5 and Feb. 10 gave Snyder a negative job rating, while 36% gave him a positive rating.

Those numbers contrast sharply with the same firm’s most recent previous poll, conducted at the end of November, when 51% gave Snyder a positive job rating and 48% gave him a negative rating.

Snyder’s favorability numbers also dropped, to 42% favorable and 46% unfavorable in the recent poll from 55% favorable and 32% unfavorable at the end of November.

You can see the poll results in graphical form HERE.

The governor, of course, like his Republican colleagues, is counting on the short memories of Michigan voters. If they are right about this, they have a chance at maintaining power in 2014. However, I and those of us in the Michigan progressive mediasphere pledge that we will do everything in our power to ensure that Michiganders do NOT forget. Not only that, we’re going to work hard to make sure that every single Democrat in this state is doing absolutely everything they can between now and November 3, 2014 to defeat Rick Snyder and all of his Republican pals in the legislature. It’s time this blue state was run by Democrats and not by drunk-with-power ideologues who have gamed the system in order to seize power.

That’s a promise.

[Photo credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]