Snyder Not Concerned About Early Polls on Ballot Proposal

Jan 29, 2015

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s not worried about early polls that show the road funding proposal on the statewide May ballot is in trouble. 

The governor is leading the charge to get voters to adopt the proposal. It would raise the state sales tax to 7% as part of a complicated plan to fund road repairs without taking money from schools or local governments. The governor says he thinks people will respond to a simple message that it’s a public safety issue. 

“How do you boil this down to what it’s really all about is it’s about having safe roads and bridges in Michigan.” 

But the ballot campaign is off to a rocky start, including poor poll numbers, and a campaign staff shakeup.