New poll shows Gov. Snyder's approval rating slipping

Aug 5, 2011

Governor Rick Snyder’s approval rating has taken a tumble.  Michigan State University’s ‘State of the State Survey’ recently polled more than 900 Michiganders.   The survey found the governor’s approval rating fell from 44% in March to 31% today.  

Charles Ballard heads the survey.   He says the poll’s results are not surprising, given the state of the economy and the governor’s push to cut state spending and restructure Michigan’s tax system. 

“Actually if I were Governor Snyder, I wouldn’t look at these numbers I wouldn’t say they are disastrous.  I think he understood, when he came to office, he wasn’t going to make everybody happy.”

Ballard says the governor’s future approval rating will depend heavily on Michigan’s economy.