A poll of 600 Michiganders shows that Gov. Rick Snyder, whose political career has hit some bumpy times since the Flint water crisis, gets a higher approval rating than President Donald Trump who won the state in the November election, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The poll, conducted by Lansing firm EPIC/MRA from Jan. 30-Feb. 2., found that 39% of those surveyed view Trump favorably while 48% said they have an unfavorable view.
That compares to 44% who see Snyder favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. Former President Barack Obama is viewed favorably by 59% and unfavorably by 37%.
The poll shows Trump holds onto the base of voters who supported him in November. But his intense, chaotic first two weeks cost him support among women and independents.
“He’s definitely underwater on favorability and job rating,” polling firm president Bernie Porn tells Kathleen Gray of the paper. “The numbers are low for the office of president held by the new guy in town. People are usually willing to give him a break until he proves himself.
“But he seems to be tweeting his lead away.”