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DETROIT (AP)   Fifty-nine percent of Michigan voters polled express a favorable opinion of Gov. Rick Snyder, and 53 percent say they think well of President Barack Obama.

The poll released Thursday by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA shows only 8 percent had an unfavorable opinion of the new Republican governor, while 33 percent were undecided. His job rating was 38 percent positive, 15 percent negative, with 47 percent undecided.

Forty percent had an unfavorable opinion of the Democratic president, with 7 percent undecided. Obama’s job rating was 45 percent positive to 54 percent negative, with 1 percent undecided.

The poll of likely voters was conducted Saturday through Monday metro Detroit newpaper and TV stations. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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