New poll finds Mich. majority think Snyder ‘out of touch’

March 19, 2014

Snyder-Bio_409552_7-(1)Prepare for a breaking news alert: A rich politician doesn’t fully relate back to the people he represents in a country where the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer.

In other news: The sky is blue and ducks go “quack.”

The Huffington Post reports that a recent poll shows that the democratic nominee, Mark Schauer, is gaining momentum and support against current Governor Snyder. The poll, which was conducted by the bipartisan public relations agency Lambert, Edwards & Associates, surveyed 600 likely voters across the state and found that Snyder leads Schauer 42 percent to 39 percent, a five percentage point decrease from last month. Of those polled, 68 percent said they didn’t know enough about Schauer to give an opinion. In an even bigger blow, the poll also found that 53 percent of voters said that Snyder was “out of touch” with the people that he represents. The poll has a four percent margin of error.

Though Snyder still holds a + 6.7 percent lead, the results of this recent poll show a tightening in the race that could spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E for Michigan’s nerd, if he intends to win the next election.

“Generally speaking, voters want to cast a ballot for a candidate they can relate to, and when a majority of voters believe the incumbent is out of touch, that’s troublesome,” T.J Bucholz, public affairs senior director of Lambert, Edwards & Associates told the Huffington Post. “[… ] If you’re an incumbent with eight months remaining until Election Day and you’re still not breaking 50, that’s a problem.”

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  • nobsartist

    Snyder and the rest of the rats will be run out of lansing this November.

  • Earl

    Not if Obama-not-medical-care-that-you-can-keep, is still around in its’ current form. It’s why Democrats EVERYWHERE are trying to distance themselves from what they voted for.

  • prymal

    He’s not ” out of touch with the people he represents”. He represents big business and the Koch brothers.
    Oh,… Oh,… Oh,…. You mean the people of the state. Hell,…. He doesn’t even recognise their existence.

  • Trexinmichigan

    The winning strategy for 2016 is to whine ourselves in to the WH, brilliant! Just brillant. Yeah, that will work.

  • Z54

    Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, and nothing ever changes for the better. You have to wonder when the people of Michigan are going to pull their heads out of it and realize that there are alternatives to the Republicans and the Democrats?


    Not as long as the electorate in the great State of Michigan are willing to vote against their ‘own best interest’.