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LANSING, June 10, 2021 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s approval ratings have fallen after a string of controversies.
According to a survey of 600 registered Michigan voters, 50% of participants approved, while 44% said they disapproved of Whitmer’s performance. A similar survey conducted in February found 58% approved, while 38% disapproved.
The pandemic has slowed in recent weeks, and the governor had multiple controversies come to light.
June 8th, 2021 ~ President and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber Sandy Baruah speaks on their new Chamber poll conducted by Glengariff Group that shows a dip in support for Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
March 1, news broke that Whitmer’s administration paid former Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon over $150,000 in a separation deal prohibiting Gordon from disclosing departure details.
April 19, Whitmer’s office admitted she flew to Florida to visit her father in March. Whitmer was subsequently questioned regarding how the travel expenses were paid for.
May 23, Whitmer apologized following the release of a picture showing her inside a restaurant with 12 people in violation of her own pandemic orders.
“Because we were all vaccinated, we didn’t stop to think about it,” said Whitmer in a statement. “In retrospect, I should have thought about it. I am human. I made a mistake, and I apologize.”