Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- An MSU physicist believes he has solved the "black hole information paradox"
- What you can do to help Michigan's bats
- This is doing more damage to Detroit than a hundred drug murders could have
- Biologists expect the worst for Michigan's bat population
- Join the Great Michigan Read story-writing contest
Tue May 17, 2011
Poll: Michigan voters split on Obama job rating
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A poll finds that President Barack Obama's favorability rating rose among Michigan voters after Osama bin Laden's death.
The poll, however, finds that most state voters are unhappy with how he's handling the economy.
The EPIC-MRA poll released Tuesday showed 53 percent of 600 likely voters polled May 9-11 had a favorable opinion of the Democratic president, up 9 points since February. Forty percent had an unfavorable opinion and 7 percent were undecided.
A third gave him a positive job rating on handling the economy, while 66 percent gave him a negative rating and 2 percent were undecided.
Half gave Obama a positive job rating for conducting foreign affairs and waging the war in Afghanistan.
The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.