DETROIT (WWJ) – A new poll indicates Michigan’s new Governor is about as unpopular as the one he replaced.
Public Policy Polling says half of 502 voters asked March 18-20 are not happy with Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s handling of state business in his first three months in office, giving him an approval rate of only 33 percent.
The poll also found 47 percent of those polled wished Democratic candidate Virg Bernero would have been elected.
A spokesperson for Governor Snyder said the poll sample was skewed.
However, the polling director reportedly said the sample matches the 2008 election make-up and overall voter composition in the state, unlike the 2010 election which he says was an anomaly because many Democrats didn’t vote.
Poll officials said the poll sample consisted of 41 percent Democrat, 31 percent Independent and only 28 percent Republican.
The Free Press notes previous Governor Democrat Jennifer Granholm had a 57 percent disapproval rating as she left office after eight years.