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Whitmer's Job Approval Numbers Continue to Crater

Recent polling reveals how just far Gov. Whitmer's job approval rating on the pandemic has fallen since the summer of 2020.

Michigan GOP

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Whitmer's Job Approval Numbers Continue to Crater

 Whitmer's job approval down 17 points since summer

LANSING, MICH—Recent polling reveals how just far Gov. Whitmer's job approval rating on the pandemic has fallen since the summer of 2020. Whitmer's approval rating has cratered from 69% in June, down to 52% just eight months later.

Chart - Whitmer Approval Rating

"Gov. Whitmer's incoherent and incompetent pandemic response has destroyed small businesses, kept kids from a proper education, and ruined entire livelihoods," said Ted Goodman, Communications Director of the Michigan Republican Party. "More and more Michiganders are realizing the true damage of Whitmer's hypocrisy and poor leadership, which is why her approval rating is in a tailspin."

The Covid States Project, a collaboration between researchers at Harvard, Rutgers, Northeastern, and Northwestern universities, found that Michigan voters have soured on Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's incoherent and heavy-handed pandemic response.

The researchers asked people in each of the 50 states to rate the performance of their governor as part of a larger COVID-19 pandemic study.

Survey Question: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state governor is handling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

Table - Whitmer Approval Rating

Michigan continues to face some of the highest numbers of new COVID-19 cases.