LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – A new EPIC-MRA poll of Michigan residents reveals that an overwhelming number of people think Governor Snyder has mishandled the Flint water crisis.
When asked how they would rate Governor Snyder’s handling of the job 69 percent were negative, while 21 percent were positive.
But people did not feel Snyder should resign from office, 61 percent said he should stay in office while 29 percent believe he should resign. Among those polled, 10 percent were undecided.
Overall 58 percent of the people polled give Governor Snyder a negative overall rating for his job performance, which is up from 52 percent in August. Back in August 45 percent of those polled said they believe Governor Snyder is doing a good job. That number has dropped to 39 percent.
When asked about Michigan’s economy, 61 percent say it is improving while 21 percent believe it has bottomed out but has not begun to improve. On the economy getting worse, 12 percent say the economy has not yet hit the bottom and will continue to get worse.
The poll also asked people if things in Michigan are heading in the right direction or if the state is going down the wrong track. The numbers are close, 43 percent of people believe the state is making progress while 41 percent say Michigan is on the wrong track.