With November’s midterm elections approaching, Michigan voters are hesitant to reelect Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
An MRG-commissioned Michigan poll found that only 34% of the state’s voters support Whitmer’s reelection, while 59% are open to supporting someone else for governor come this fall.
“The people of Michigan are sick and tired of politicians saying one thing and doing another and will not forget Whitmer's policy decisions that have hurt them, despite her attempts to gaslight the public,” Eric Ventimiglia, executive director for Michigan Rising Action, told the Washington Examiner.
Despite a 50% job approval rating, the poll results showed that 62% of Michiganders are looking to support someone else in November. Whitmer is also upside down with female voters, with 54% looking for someone new.
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.@GovWhitmer locked kids out of their classrooms, destroyed jobs, tore apart communities, and imported COVID-19 into nursing homes - so it’s not shocking that 60% of Michigan voters are ready to vote for someone else for governor. #migov #FireWhitmer pic.twitter.com/oOzW0eYl2x— Tori Sachs (@Tori_Sachs) March 23, 2022
“Michiganders want a governor who will focus on solutions to important issues like education and inflation, but Whitmer remains focused on rewriting history and political schemes like vetoing tax cuts and supplemental education support for students and their families,” said Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund. “It's clear the people of our state want and need new leadership in the Governor's office.”
Whitmer’s greatest vulnerability comes among independents, with 62% saying they are looking to support a new candidate. Her strongest support remains with 70% of Democratic voters.
“The Governor has a lot of work to do to shore up her base and convince Independent voters that she’s worthy of another four years,” said Jenell Leonard, owner of MRG.
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The survey of 601 likely Michigan voters was conducted March 14-17 with a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 4% and a 95% confidence interval.