LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Governor Rick Snyder continues to receive failing grades from Michigan residents over how he’s handling the Flint water crisis.
An exclusive EPIC-MRA poll of Michigan voters finds that 75 percent of the people polled say they are giving Snyder a total negative rating for his crisis handling in Flint.
When asked the same question 20 percent said they think Snyder’s performance is a total positive.
This latest poll was taken after Governor Snyder testified before a Congressional committee last week.
The same group of voters was asked to rate Governor Snyder’s overall job performance. The numbers varied slightly to that question.
Rating Snyder’s Overall Job Performance
29% Total Positive
69% Total Negative
The poll also asked, based on his performance handling the Flint water crisis, if Governor Snyder should resign or stay in office. The numbers were closer on that question.
Should Governor Snyder resign or stay in office?
41% Should resign
50% Should remain
The EPIC-MRA poll also asked people if they thought things are heading in the right direction or if things are off on the wrong track. 35 percent said things are going in the right direction while more than half, 53 percent, say the state is heading down the wrong track. Another 12 percent said they are undecided or refused to answer.
We’re processing more of the poll results for you now and will have updates online and on 6 News tonight.