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Local Leaders Confidence in State Leaders is Waning

A public policy survey of local leaders across Michigan shows less than half feel the state is headed in the right direction.

Tom Ivacko, program coordinator at the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan, which conducted the survey says – surprisingly – Republicans led the way.

He says their support fell the most compared to last year.

As a whole, Governor Rick Snyder’s approval rating held steady from last year but the legislature’s approval rating dipped.

38 percent of those surveyed say lawmakers are doing a poor job.

Recent tax policy decisions and the ongoing road funding debate are cited as reasons respondents don’t think Michigan is headed in the right direction.

72 percent of the local leaders surveyed responded.

The survey has a margin of error of 1.4 percent.

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