MSU releases "State of the State" survey

Sep 21, 2012

The latest "State of the State" survey from Michigan State University indicates people in the state are feeling pretty good about the economy, a little more positive about the Governor, and the same about the President.

MSU Economics Professor Charles Ballard conducts the survey of likely voters in Michigan once a quarter. The latest was taken in August.

It shows that Governor Snyder's approval rating rose, from 33 to 38 percent. 

That's still lower than the President's 41 percent.  But that 41 percent is unchanged from the previous quarter's survey.   

When it comes to how Michiganders feel about their financial situation, about 54 percent call it "excellent" or "good," the highest reading since 2005.

The poll also shows President Barack Obama leading in the state over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, but many of the state's voters remain undecided.