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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:22 PM

Poll: Michigan Gov. Snyder’s Popularity Tanks After Right-To-Work Bill

Source: TPM



TOM KLUDT 11:38 AM EST, TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2012

The approval rating of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is in the gutter, according to a poll released Tuesday, the strongest evidence yet of the political perils associated with the right-to-work legislation he signed into law last week.

According to the latest automated survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, only 38 percent of Michigan voters approve of the job Snyder is doing, compared with 56 percent who disapprove. In PPP's previous survey of Michigan in November, Snyder's approval rating was 10 points above water: 47 percent of voters approved of his performance as governor, while 37 percent disapproved.

The right-to-work bill, signed by Snyder amid mass protests, appears to have changed the political climate in the Great Lake State. Fifty-one percent of Michigan voters oppose the bill, which made Michigan the country's 24th right-to-work state, while 41 percent support the legislation. Moreover, Snyder trails every Democrat in hypothetical matchups of the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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Reply Poll: Michigan Gov. Snyder’s Popularity Tanks After Right-To-Work Bill (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
teddy51 Dec 2012 #1
CarmanK Dec 2012 #2
heaven05 Dec 2012 #3
llmart Dec 2012 #14
Seedersandleechers Dec 2012 #4
corkhead Dec 2012 #5
SoapBox Dec 2012 #6
the_chinuk Dec 2012 #7
socialist_n_TN Dec 2012 #16
freshwest Dec 2012 #19
Coyotl Dec 2012 #8
catbyte Dec 2012 #9
llmart Dec 2012 #15
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #10
williesgirl Dec 2012 #11
geminifemini Dec 2012 #12
Nika Dec 2012 #13
Downtown Hound Dec 2012 #17
marble falls Dec 2012 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:26 PM

1. They can't get rid of this POS soon enough IMO.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:27 PM

2. NO RIGHTS AT WORK LAW was passed by the MI legislature wi Snyder's blessing!

He is a disgusting, failed governor. And clear evidence that Repugs do not know how to lead in a democracy. Snyder wants to rule, give orders and not be bothered with such inconvenience as to have to listen to constituency. 2014 is coming, I sure hope the Ds are preparing NOw. It is exhausting task, but the KOCHROACHES HAVE enuf money to buy FRESH and replace turn over. We jus thave to keep on going.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:50 PM

3. he's

sitting in his office laughing at these numbers. He doesn't care. With the bills he helped facilitate he is set for life, financially. That's all these political clowns worry about. Not numbers related to popularity, just how much money in the bank after either I'm forced out by recall, by vote or years in office. He's LOL with feet up on desk, chuckling at us 'little people'. Well Michiganians who voted this clown in, you got what you wanted and laws the implemented by this Koch brothers bought clown and his cronies ARE going to hurt you too, dummies!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:43 PM

14. He was already a millionaire....

when he ran for office. These sorts of guys are supreme narcissists and they could give a rat's ass about the populace.

I know way too many decent, highly educated/intelligent Democrats who voted for him. I'm proud to say I didn't. I wasn't fooled by his "I'm just a quiet nerd businessman" line. I wish I could name a decent Republican any more. Years ago there used to be decent Republicans, but now? If there's an "R" after their name, they'll never get my vote.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. Michael Moore for Mi governor then!

MM would be a fantastic governor. He should run and try and undo all the damage.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:09 PM

5. Gretchen Whitmer, please run in 2014

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:27 PM

6. WELL, duh!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:29 PM

7. I'm shure Gov Snyder could not be bothered to care about that.

The aim wasn't to stay popular with voters anyway.

His mission is accomplished. From here to a cushy think-tank sinecure after his one term as governor is the rest of his trajectory. I'm sure he couldn't be happier.

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Response to the_chinuk (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:36 PM

16. THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This is what was planned all along AFTER he got what his bosses wanted.

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Response to the_chinuk (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:46 PM

19. All of these GOP governors are working for corporates, before, during and after office.

The cry of some saying they'll be sorry when they lose their public service jobs ring hollow when the reality of their front men becomes apparent. We get outraged at their abuse of their power while in office, but they only answer to us nominally. We should not be surprised or outraged - they are fascists.

Their bosses call the shots and aren't hiding it. Nor ar their bosses. The Koches used to hide behind these guys, now they are open for business and buying public assets for nothing.

A brainwashed generation let this happen. Something needs to be done to educate the 41% that still approves of his work - probably first in line to make money off of privatization schemes. Their loyalty is to their wallets.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:34 PM

8. PPP Snyder's popularity plummets

December 18, 2012 - http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/snyders-popularity-plummets.html
Snyder's popularity plummets

Just last month when we took a first look at the 2014 landscape we talked about how much Rick Snyder had improved his popularity during his second year in office and how he led a generic Democrat for reelection by 6 points, even as Barack Obama won the state comfortably.

Last week he threw all that out the window.

We now find Snyder as one of the most unpopular Governors in the country. Only 38% of voters approve of him to 56% who disapprove. There are only 2 other sitting Governors we've polled on who have a worse net approval rating than Snyder's -18. He's dropped a net 28 points from our last poll on him, the weekend before the election, when he was at a +10 spread (47/37).

There's not much doubt that it's the right to work law and his embrace of other actions by the Republican legislature that are driving this precipitous drop in Snyder's popularity. Only 41% of voters in the state support the right to work legislation, while 51% are opposed to it. If voters got to decide the issue directly only 40% of them say they would vote to keep the law enacted, while 49% would vote to overturn it. This comes on the heels of voters overturning Snyder's signature emergency managers law last month. The simple reality is that Michigan voters like unions- 52% have a favorable opinion of them to only 33% with a negative one.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:20 PM

9. That miserable piece of excrement couldn't care less about us. He dances to his Kochsucker master's

tune. I'm just waiting to see what lame justification he's going to give when he signs the concealed carry in day care center legislation because you just know he will.

Miserable piece of shit. I don't think I've ever despised a politician as much as I despise Snyder, because he's a liar, a dangerous liar. He ran all moderate and that bullshit, yet has followed ALEC's and the teabagger playbook since Day 1. And that shitty, nasally, weenie voice of his gives me the fucking creeps.

Sorry about the language. I just can't even think of this miserable POS without it being obscenity-laced...

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:45 PM

15. Exactly what I think of him.

His demeanor and voice drive me up a wall!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:46 PM

10. Awww...now who could have predicted this I wonder? Oh, would that be labor???

Go ahead ya' slimy bastard, pass some more junk to fuck with the middle class in Michigan. We can't wait asshole.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:10 PM

11. Yea, but his pockets are probably FULL of cash. Why care about #s?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:27 PM

12. knowing he wouldn't be reelected

i still bet he came cheap.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:33 PM

13. This is great if it translates into him being unemployed after the next election ffor his office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:43 PM

17. Now would everybody please stop electing teabagging yokels to office?

Thanks.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:16 PM

18. Don't worry, he'll be lobbying or made a 'fellow' at a right wing think tank. He'll land on his feet

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