The latest State of the State Survey show that Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings fell markedly in the wake of Flint’s water crisis.
In the latest quarterly findings, Michigan residents also named city infrastructure as the state’s biggest problem, representing another marked change. Jobs and the economy have been at the head of the list of most pressing problems for some 15 years.
See the story, including approval ratings for President Barack Obama and Michigan’s trust in local, state and federal government.
Charles Ballard, State of the State Survey director and professor of economics, is available today, by phone, or in person, to talk about the SOSS findings.
The State of the State Survey is the only survey conducted in Michigan designed to systematically monitor the public mood on important issues statewide. The survey has been conducted since 1994 by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research. IPPSR is a unit of MSU’s College of Social Science.
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