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Poll: Snyder Slipping In Popularity

(Detroit-WWJ)  Gov. Rick Snyder’s tough budget proposals apparently aren’t going down well with some Michigan voters.

According to a just-released poll by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA, the Republican governor’s approval rating has fallen to 44 percent. Twenty-seven percent of 600 likely voters surveyed have an unfavorable view of Snyder. The poll was conducted for the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV, Channel 7.

Shortly after taking office in early January, an EPIC-MRA poll gave Snyder a 39 percent favorable rating, with just eight percent viewing the businessman-turned-politician in an unfavorable light.

Snyder has proposed elimating tax breaks on private and public pensions as a way of paring down Michigan’s budget deficit. The survey shows 53 percent of respondents opposed to the plan, while 41 percent support it.

(Copyright 2011, WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved.  The Associated Press Contributed To This Story.)

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