GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- In a presidential election year -- and two years into his own first term -- Michigan Gov. Rick Synder is enjoying some new-found popularity.
According to the survey conducted by the Glengariff Group for WZZM 13, the Detroit News, and WDIV-TV, 48% approve of the job Snyder is doing in office, while 39% do not. Last year, the Governor's approval rating was around 35% in some surveys.
The latest numbers show Snyder is receiving strong support from Democrats.
We also have numbers for six ballot proposals that are likely to be on the November ballot, though some are yet to be approved by courts or state regulators.
A proposal requiring two-thirds majorities in the state house and senate to raise taxes has the most support right now, with 68% in favor and 24% against.
A proposal to give training regulation and union rights to home health care workers has 55% support.
A proposed mandating that 25% of the state's energy come from renewable sources by 2025 has the support of almost 57% of those polled. About the same percentage agree with a giving a constitutional guarantee for collective bargaining rights -- just over 55%.
According to the survey, 53% would vote to uphold Michigan's emergency manager law.
The proposal currently receiving the least support would require voters to approve the construction of any new bridges or tunnels -- 42% support the proposal, while 45% oppose it.