Tags: Michigan | Democrats | Snyder | governor

Michigan Democrats Seek Candidate to Take on Snyder

Friday, 10 May 2013 11:58 AM

By John Gizzi

While Michigan Democrats believe that Republican Gov. Rich Snyder is on political thin ice and can be defeated next year, they are having a hard time finding a candidate.

Having won national attention for signing his union heavy-state's "right to work" law last year, Snyder has a 38 percent positive rating and 60 percent negative rating among likely voters statewide, according to a just-completed Geoff Garin poll. The survey found Snyder barely edges a generic Democrat, 40 percent to 38 percent.

Three-term Democratic Rep. Gary Peters was considered a strong contender but opted for the Senate race after Democratic incumbent Carl Levin announced his retirement.

State Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer also explored the race but announced she would not run.

Garin did test former Rep. Mark Schauer -- who was beaten for re-election in 2010 by Republican Tim Walberg -- and the poll found him defeating Snyder by 54 percent to 38 percent. Schauer has yet to say whether he will run.

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax.


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Author: Jeb Bush Has Conservative Record as Governor

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 15:35 PM

As there is much debate over the conservative credentials of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a University of Northern Flor . . .

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Facing Corruption Charges, Will Be Replaced

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 19:53 PM

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being given until Feb. 2 to resign his leadership position or he’ll face an  . . .

Sarah Palin Receives Plaudits From Pro-Hillary Clinton Group

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 18:51 PM

Sarah Palin is picking up an unexpected title: top fundraiser for a group promoting a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton c . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved