LANSING, Michigan — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will face an uphill battle for re-election based on new poll results released today by Public Policy Polling, which found the Republican governor trails all potential Democratic candidates tested and holds a 37 percent job approval rating.
“The more Michigan voters learn about Rick Snyder and what he has done to our state, the less they like, and that is why only 37 percent give him a passing grade as governor,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. “Snyder’s record of giving more breaks to corporations at the expense of middle-class families will lead to his defeat in November 2014.”
Democrats also lead in a generic matchup for the state legislature by 48 to 36 percent. Legislative Republicans have a 56 percent unfavorable rating with voters.
“As families sit down and fill out their taxes this year, they are finding out they owe more thanks to Lansing Republicans and their $1.8 billion tax giveaway to corporate special interests,” said Johnson. “It’s not surprising that Michiganders are rejecting the Lansing Republican agenda of more breaks for wealthy CEOs and their lobbyists while leaving seniors and our middle-class families to pick up the tab.”
Public Policy Polling was found to be one of the most accurate polling firms in the country during the 2012 election. The complete poll results can be viewed here:
Source: Press Release – Democratic Party Central Committee
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