All freshman GOP governors have seen drops in approval, most of all Michigan’s Rick Snyder
A number of freshman Republican governors were swept into office last November and all of them have seen dramatic drops in public support in the first part of their terms. But Gov. Rick Snyder leads them all in the magnitude of that drop in public support.
Talking Points Memo cites research by Bill Schneider’s Inside Politics Newsletter, which compared the percentage of the vote each governor got in November with their approval ratings in recent polling for eight GOP governors: Rick Scott of Florida, Mitch Daniels of Indiana, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, John Kasich of Ohio, Nathan Deal of Georgia, Jan Brewer of Arizona, and Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania.
Gov. Scott has the lowest approval ratings of all the governors at this point at only 29 percent, but that’s only a 19 percent drop from the 49 percent he received in the election last November. Rick Snyder, on the other hand, got 58 percent of the vote last year and is now at only 33 percent support among his Michigan constituents, a drop of 25 percent.