Michigan Gov Whitmer underwater in election year as more than half of voters disapprove: poll

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besieged Michigan Govt. Gretchen Whitmer is underwater in his re-election year as more than half of Wolverine State voters disapprove of his job performance, according to a new poll.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is struggling with low approval ratings as she prepares for a re-election bid.
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Independent pollster EPIC MRA found that 52% of Michiganders who are likely to vote midway through 2022 do not approve of Whitmer’s job as governor, with just 45% saying she is doing a good job.

Additionally, 45% of likely voters in Michigan said they thought the state was on the “wrong track,” 30% of likely voters said they wanted to “replace” Whitmer, and 19% said they wanted to give “someone ‘one else a chance to serve’ in the governor’s mansion, according to the poll.

That means nearly half of likely Michigan voters polled would not vote to re-elect Whitmer as governor.

Retired Detroit Police Chief James Craig is running for governor of Michigan as a Republican.

Retired Detroit Police Chief James Craig is running for governor of Michigan as a Republican.
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“The latest poll released today shows what we’re hearing from people across Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer needs to go,” Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Detroit police chief James Craig told Fox News Digital in a statement.

“A majority of people in our state think we’re headed in the wrong direction, disapprove of Gretchen Whitmer’s work as governor, and will support someone new to provide real leadership in Michigan,” James continued.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has come under scrutiny after an audit found the state underreported deaths in nursing homes from COVID-19.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has come under scrutiny after an audit found the state underreported deaths in nursing homes from COVID-19.
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Whitmer’s drop in poll numbers comes as the fires surrounding her COVID-19 nursing home scandal have been given new fuel.

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A state auditor found earlier this month that Whitmer significantly underreported deaths from his policy placing COVID-positive patients in nursing homes by more than 30%.

Whitmer’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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