Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Snyder's poll numbers drop like a stone

The tears of a clown.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's popularity fell drastically since he reversed course and railroaded an anti-union bill through the Legislature earlier this month.

Public Policy Polling found the number of voters who disapprove of Snyder's performance increased 51 percent since early November, from 37 percent to 56 percent. His approval ratings fell to 38 percent from 47 percent.

Michigan Live reports,
The survey, conducted Thursday through Sunday - days after Snyder's signing of controversial right-to-work legislation - found that Snyder would lose to any of four Democratic candidates listed in hypothetical match-ups, including the man he beat in 2010: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero. 
"Just last month we were talking about how much Rick Snyder's popularity had improved over the last year," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm in North Carolina. "In the last week he's thrown that all away and now ranks as one of the most unpopular governors in the country." 
Snyder is up for re-election in 2014, and it remains to be seen if anger over the right-to-work law will subside in two years.
Politico calls it "Snyder's right-to-work poll crash."

Looks like Dick DeVos and the Koch brothers have their work cut out for them.