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Gov. Snyder now has higher approval rating in Michigan than President Obama

Jan 20, 2015

Credit Michigan.gov

President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union speech tonight and Governor Snyder will also be delivering his State of the State address. In their time in office both leaders have gone through their ups and downs of approval ratings, but where do they fall now?

Michigan State economics Professor Charles Ballard keeps track of how both men fare in Michigan and says for the first time in the surveys they've conducted since Governor Snyder took office his approval ratings are higher than President Obama's in Michigan.

Obama often talks of the help he provided in the auto bailout, but Michigan residents still appear to be apprehensive. Meanwhile, Governor Snyder's ratings may even improve more now that the Detroit bankruptcy is over.

Ballard says if the economy continues to improve, both men could see an increase in their ratings.