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December 18, 2012

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Jay

Aaw...you didn't test Michael Moore against Snyder...

peggy

My personal opinion Rick Snyder doesn't listen to the people. He does what he wants only. And I can't wait till he is out. I wish he was recalled. He is the worst governor ever in the whole united states.

pbrower2a

Add to this -- there were some stringent anti-abortion bills that the State Legislature passed. Snyder and the state legislature have tried to force Michigan to become what it is not. Michigan is not Oklahoma or Alabama. It is more likely to get the meteorological climate of either state than the political climate in view of global warming.

The Michigan state legislature heavily gerrymandered the state to give Republicans an edge. A 56-32 edge to Democrats in the generic ballot could make Michigan as difficult for Republicans as Vermont.

Snyder will likely learn a lesson,and the Michigan state legislature that convenes in January will be less extreme -- but names have been taken.

Cheryl Calimazzo

No longer a supporter of Snyder! Worst mistake I have made voting for him! I will vote for a recall!

R. Morey

I've never been polled and neither have any of my friends. The power of labor is waning in a traditional labor state, and political adversaries are more willing than anytime in memory to challenge that power. A majority of voters, long ago tired of the same old labor-management battles always pushing things in the wrong direction, elected Rick Snyder as a agent for change. The private sector learned long ago that nobody is "entitled" to live beyond their means. Michigan's entitlement culture is dying,Get used to it.

sue shores

First it was "Anybody but Engler", now it's his sorry successor. I urge you to vote for Anybody but Snyder!

Jay D.

Most assuredly an unbiased set of polling numbers. I'd love to see the methodology on them. Michiganders voted Snyder in because after eight years of the Canadian from California we needed a more business friendly environment. Unions work for union members, but they are bad for everybody else. Get over it kids. I'm sure the next move on the Democrat play board is to start another recall. There's a reason their symbol is a kicking donkey. If they don't like legislation, rather than vote in one of their own during the next cycle, they become a bunch of kicking, screaming asses. Go tear down another hot dog stand.

Robert Malin

I suspect they over reached here. Time for Snyder to get on the red phone to the Koch Brothers.

KBA2

It's the anti-abortion zealotry and religious crazies who've taken over the legislature, and Snyder has proven to be WEAK when it comes to defending women's rights! Disgusted with Snyder's administration so far, and most of the Republican legislators are insane. Just wait until the property tax exemption tax-increase hits folks in Michigan this coming year -- with that tax increase and the expiration of the payroll tax cut, my husband and I are looking at a tax increase of 3K.

Rita

What is really sad is Snyder doesnt care if he is about stating in office. He IS setting himself up for his big business deals. Thank god I never trusted him, but then again I am proud to be a democrat. God help Michigan!!!

pbrower2a

He is now showing himself much more like Rick Scott or Bob McDonnell than like Chris Christie. Too bad. I thought that he might be a new sort of Republican... but by selling out Michigan to out-of-state interests intent on making Michigan a showplace for Hard Right ideology he has probably ensured himself of a place in political infamy.

Patrick Stuart

Does anyone remember how Scott Walker's numbers were terrible to begin with, but picked up with time?

I suspect that Snyder's and the legislation's popularity (which are now inseparable) will depend entirely on how well Republicans are able to articulate their talking points. If they do well, as they did in Wisconsin, and frame it as a matter of personal freedom, he will do fine - if only because right to work legislation is usually popular where polled.

If, however, they let the Democrats control the talking points with their skullduggery, he will fail.

Anyway, the next time you hear some liberal go on about how Republicans are controlled by right wing fanatics, remember it's the Democrats who threw a temper tantrum when they no longer had the right to force workers to pay for Obama's reelection campaign.

Carolyn Fredal

Rick Snyden wins again. Who is this guy? He set out to destroy the Union, and he has done a great job. Who will represent the mass? As a very large group of people, we need a union to speak for us. The Unions are the reason for the middle class. They are workers who protect the rights for many. When we read the words, We The People, we are the people, and nobody listened. Rick Snyder picked up his little pen and signed the Right To Work Act. He is a disgrace for our State. Power has gone to his head.

GH

I usually trust PPP's numbers but what bugs me about this poll was how there wasn't a question that asked "How did you vote for the [whatever] election?" The answers for such a question usually serve as an indication of how accurately the poll represents the voting public, since one can could just compare PPP's numbers to those of the actual election results to see if there is any slant to either left-leaning or right-leaning voters.

To have that type of question missing here makes this survey is a little more untrustworthy than it ought to be, especially when considering that Michigan is still a bit of a swing-state.

LASOLE

In this media environment the time to recover from a massive approval blunder is shrinking. We are in an amped up communications cycle, the 2014 mid terms are more important than ever, and both parties have begun. The Govenor was so arrogant in the Lame Duck it upset the pragmatic Michigan voter. That type of Republican is not the Michigan Republican that the state used to be known for.
2010 won't happen again, the Democrats are wide awake on the Great Lakes states from now on.
The advance of hidden radical agendas in Ohio, Michigan,Wisconsin and Pennsylvania taught a number of lessons.

mary

Cannnot wait to vote this woman hater out of office.Hang in there 11-4-14 ........not much longer!!!!

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