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Poll: Majority Have Unfavorable Opinion of Governor Snyder


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Governor Rick Snyder hasn't officially announced his plans to run for term again in 2014, but a new statewide, poll shows he may have some trouble if he does.

Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), Michigan's largest bipartisan public relations firm, released the poll Wednesday that the shows the majority sampled had an unfavorable opinion of Snyder.

600 likely voters were polled and had the following results:

  • 45 percent had an unfavorable opinion of Snyder
  • 38 percent had a favorable opinion
  • 17 percent were unsure

The results showed Snyder may even have some fence-building to do with fellow Republicans.

  • 40 percent of GOP voters had a favorable opinion of Snyder
  • 38 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion

The Right-to-Work law may have also hurt him. 47 percent of voters say after his decision to sign it, they're less likely or very much less likely to vote for him again, while only 29 percent said they would vote for him again because of RTW.

Asked about his job performance, voters were equally split, with one third giving him high marks, one third medium marks and a third low marks. The numbers are similar to the answers given when LE&A first asked the question last June, when 30 percent gave him high marks, 31 percent medium marks and 30 percent low marks. One factor has changed: just 2 percent of voters were undecided about Snyder's job performance in the latest poll, compared to 12 percent last summer.

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