Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s approval rating has dropped below 50%, according to a recent poll of registered voters by the Glengariff Group.
The Democrat governor’s approval rate fell to 47.9% in September. A year ago, it was 58.7%.
In September, the governor’s disapproval rate climbed to 46.3%, up from 38.3% a year ago.
Another recent study by the Trafalgar Group indicated that when it comes to likely voters, Whitmer is six points behind her potential gubernatorial opponent, Republican and former Detroit Police Chief James Craig.
Most Michiganders are unhappy with the direction of their state, according to the Glengariff poll.
In September, the plurality of Michiganders– 47.2%– said they believe the state is on the wrong track. Just one year ago, a minority of 41.3% believed the state was on the wrong track.
At the same time, just 38.7% of Michiganders believe the state is on the right track.
Just a year ago, in October 2020, the plurality (44.9%) agreed that Michigan was on the right track.
“Whitmer hasn’t responded to the interests of the hardworking families of my district at all,” said State Rep. Andrew Fink (R‑MI 58). “They need consistent leadership and respect for their rights as citizens, and instead they’ve gotten a proposal to raise the gas tax by 45 cents per gallon, hush money paid to high-ranking officials, and an irrational clamp down on their rights. She’s failed every test.”
The Hillsdale County Democratic Party has not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.