DETROIT – More Michigan voters have an unfavorable opinion than have a favorable opinion of Gov. Rick Snyder.
That's according to a new survey of likely November 2018 Michigan General Election voters commissioned by the Detroit News and WDIV Local 4. According to the survey, 35.8 percent of Michigan voters have a favorable opinion of Snyder while 47.5 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him.
White voters are split on Snyder by a margin of 41.1 percent favorable to 42.6 percent unfavorable. But Black voters have an unfavorable impression by a margin of 12.0 percent to 73.3 percent.
More key findings from the survey:
- Independent voters are narrowly split on Snyder with 37.9 percent favorable to 42.8 percent unfavorable.
- By a margin of 42.5 percent to 42.0 percent, Michigan voters are split on whether they approve or disapprove of Snyder's job performance. While 13.5 percent strongly approve, 25.5 percent strongly disapprove.
- The gender differences that apply to President Trump’s performance do not apply to Governor Snyder.
- Men approve of Snyder by a margin of 45.9 percent to 42.4 percent.
- Women disapprove of Snyder by a margin of 39.4 percent to 41.7 percent.
- Independent voters approve of Snyder by a narrow margin of 40.7 percent to 36.6 percent.
When asked if Michigan was better, worse or the same since Gov. Snyder took office in 2011:
- 34.5 percent said Michigan was better off.
- 32.7 percent said Michigan was the same.
- 26.2 percent said Michigan was worse off.
The Glengariff Group, Inc. conducted a 600 sample survey of likely November 2018 Michigan General Election voters. The live operator telephone survey has a margin of error of +/-4.0 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence. Data collection was conducted on January 16-19, 2018. 65 percent of respondents were contacted via landline telephone. 35 percent of respondents were contacted via cell phone telephone.
This survey was commissioned by the Detroit News and WDIV Local 4.
View the full results of the survey here: