New independent poll shows little support for Snyder or right-to-work

A new poll released this week shows Gov. Rick Snyder to have anemic approval ratings, and his crowning "achievement" -- the new right-to-work law -- doesn't fair much better.

Snyder is stuck at a 37 percent approval rating, with 54 percent of voters disapproving of the job he's done as governor, according to the poll, conducted by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, a nationally-respected firm for the accuracy of their polling. Snyder's approval rating has dropped 1 point since December, when PPP conducted its last Michigan poll.

"Rick Snyder's poll numbers haven't seen any recovery since December," PPP President Dean Debnam said. "The decline he saw following passage of the right-to-work law has not subsided, and right now it looks like he faces an uphill path for re-election."

Speaking of right-to-work, Michigan voters also aren't keen on the new anti-worker law, which was jammed through in December by Snyder and his Republican allies in the Legislature. Just 39 percent of voters support right-to-work, while 48 percent oppose it and 14 percent are unsure, according to the poll.

All of this has placed Snyder is the unenviable position of trailing every one of the potential Democratic challengers tested in the poll by a range of 4 to 7 points.