Frustrated with Trump and Snyder, New MRG poll reveals just 30% of Michiganders think the county is on the right track, with 57% saying it’s going in the wrong direction.
Yesterday, a new poll from MRG detailed that Michiganders overwhelmingly want change in Lansing and Washington because they are deeply frustrated with the failures of Donald Trump and Rick Snyder.
- The poll found that only 30% of Michigan voters think the nation is heading down the right track, with 57% saying it’s going in the wrong direction.
- Similarly, the poll showed that only 37% of Michigan voters think the state is going down the right track, with 42% saying it’s going down the wrong track.
- Snyder’s job approval is also negative, as “only 39 percent of Michigan voters approve the job Governor Snyder is doing while 45 percent disapprove,” according to the poll.
This desire for change puts even more pressure on Republicans running for governor like Bill Schuette and Brian Calley, who have been top officials in Lansing for most of the past decade. Both Schuette and Calley stood by Snyder throughout the Flint water crisis, while Michigan’s roads and schools declined.
Also spelling trouble for Republicans, a growing GOP civil war in the Michigan Republican Party is heating up, with TV ads airing in the GOP primary for governor about who has more of an allegiance to Donald Trump.
“This makes it clear that working families in Michigan want a new voice in Lansing who will bring change to the status quo and stand up to Donald Trump’s harmful policies,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesperson Sam Newton. “That means trouble for establishment politicians like Bill Schuette and Brian Calley who have spent nearly a decade in Lansing looking out for special interest donors, while Michigan schools and roads fell into disrepair. Michigan families can’t afford a third term of Rick Snyder.”