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State of the State Survey       Winter 2013          Charles L. Ballard Professor, Department of Economics  Director, Stat...
State of the State Survey       Winter 2013 Ratings for Obama Improve;Snyder Stays About the Same; Consumer Confidence Mixed
About SOSS Round 64  1,013 Interviews CompletedJanuary 14, 2013 – March 4, 2013
President Obama’s  positive ratings improved to theirhighest level since   Summer 2009.
Michigan Residents Ratings of President Obamas                          Performance, Winter 2013          35              ...
Percentage of Michigan Residents Rating President Obamas                    Performance as "Excellent" or "Good", 2009-201...
Percentage of Michigan Residents Rating                                           U.S. Presidents Performance as          ...
Governor Snyder’s approval  ratings were basically       unchanged.
Michigan Residents Ratings of Governor Snyders                         Performance, Winter 2013                           ...
Percentage of Michigan Residents Rating Performance of                   Governors as "Excellent" or "Good", 1995-2013    ...
Consumer confidence:Some indicators improve;     others don’t.In every case, we remain  well below 1999, and    well above...
Assessments of the current financial situation improved from Fall 2012 to Winter 2013.
Michigan Residents Assessments of Their Current                        Financial Situation, Winter 2013          50       ...
Percent of Michigan Residents Who Rate Their Current                 Financial Situation As "Excellent" or "Good", 1995-20...
Michigan residents’ assessment of whether they are better off or worse off than one year before were less favorable in Win...
Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Are               Better Off Than One Year Ago, Winter 2013          40     ...
Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Are Better                Off or Worse Off Than One Year Ago, 1995-2013     ...
Michigan residents’ assessment of whether they will be better off one year from now were also less favorable in Winter 201...
Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Will                  Be Better Off One Year From Now, Winter 2013          ...
Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They               Will Be Better Off One Year From Now, 1995-2013          80   ...
Attitudes byRace and Gender
Views of Michigan Residents     by Race and Sex                       State of                                  Women   Me...
Attitudes by Political Party
Views of Michigan             Residents         by Political Party                       State of                         ...
Regional Attitudes
Views of Residents from          Different Regions in Michigan                                                     Wayne, ...
How to Learn More about SOSS:http://ippsr.msu.edu/SOSS/Charles Ballard:   ballard@msu.edu                   517.353.2961Cy...
THANK YOU!
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Michigan State University's State of the State Survey is a landline phone and cellphone survey of about 1,000 state residents per quarter. It's goal is to offer research opportunities, to tap state attitudes and opinions on trending topics and to foster education at every level. It is a project of MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research in the university's College of Social Science.The Institute's Office for Survey Reserach conducts the survey. More information about the survey is available at http://www.ippsr.msu.edu/soss.

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  1. 1. State of the State Survey Winter 2013 Charles L. Ballard Professor, Department of Economics Director, State of the State SurveyInstitute for Public Policy and Social Research ballard@msu.edu 517.353.2961
  2. 2. State of the State Survey Winter 2013 Ratings for Obama Improve;Snyder Stays About the Same; Consumer Confidence Mixed
  3. 3. About SOSS Round 64 1,013 Interviews CompletedJanuary 14, 2013 – March 4, 2013
  4. 4. President Obama’s positive ratings improved to theirhighest level since Summer 2009.
  5. 5. Michigan Residents Ratings of President Obamas Performance, Winter 2013 35 31.2 29.6 30 22.0 25 17.2 20Percent 15 10 5 0 Excellent Good Fair Poor
  6. 6. Percentage of Michigan Residents Rating President Obamas Performance as "Excellent" or "Good", 2009-2013 80 70.7 70 62.6 60 53.2 50 44.5 48.4 44.2 43.9 44.5 42.8Percent 40.4 40.6 41.0 40 36.9 32.7 30 20 10 0
  7. 7. Percentage of Michigan Residents Rating U.S. Presidents Performance as "Excellent" or "Good", 1995-2013 80 70 66.9 60 55.1 57.7 50 56.0 53.0 48.4 Clinton 49.5 47.4 43.1 42.8 40.8 42.3Percent 40 44.3 40.6 41.0 Bush 32.4 36.9 30 27.5 20.5 Obama 20 17.3 10 0
  8. 8. Governor Snyder’s approval ratings were basically unchanged.
  9. 9. Michigan Residents Ratings of Governor Snyders Performance, Winter 2013 33.1 33.0 35 27.4 30 25 20Percent 15 10 6.6 5 0 Excellent Good Fair Poor
  10. 10. Percentage of Michigan Residents Rating Performance of Governors as "Excellent" or "Good", 1995-2013 60 55.0 57.2 52.5 50.6 49.5 50 48.7 46.7 40 43.7 43.6 35.3 36.8 35.5 Engler 34.4Percent 30 31.0 31.8 33.0 34.0 25.3 Granholm 20 23.0 Snyder 20.7 10 0 Year
  11. 11. Consumer confidence:Some indicators improve; others don’t.In every case, we remain well below 1999, and well above 2009.
  12. 12. Assessments of the current financial situation improved from Fall 2012 to Winter 2013.
  13. 13. Michigan Residents Assessments of Their Current Financial Situation, Winter 2013 50 46.3 45 40 35 28.7 30Percent 25 20 15 10.6 10 8.1 6.3 5 0 Excellent Good Just Fair Not So Good Poor
  14. 14. Percent of Michigan Residents Who Rate Their Current Financial Situation As "Excellent" or "Good", 1995-2013 70 64.1 63.9 62.9 65 60.9 62.2 60 60.2 61.4 56.4 54.1 54.4 55 52.6 54.0 54.9 50.8Percent 50 47.3 47.3 49.3 47.8 45 43.4 44.0 40 35 30
  15. 15. Michigan residents’ assessment of whether they are better off or worse off than one year before were less favorable in Winter 2013 than in Fall 2012.
  16. 16. Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Are Better Off Than One Year Ago, Winter 2013 40 37.5 34.9 35 30 27.6 25Percent 20 15 10 5 0 Better Off About the Same Worse Off
  17. 17. Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Are Better Off or Worse Off Than One Year Ago, 1995-2013 70 62.6 61.6 59.6 60 52.6 53.2 55.8 50.6 50 48.4 50.2 44.5 44.6 41.7 40.2 45.1 40 38.5 Better Off 37.5Percent 35.4 35.7 31.8 31.7 34.2 34.9 30 27.4 32.6 Worse Off 24.2 26.2 18.5 19.8 20 18.1 23.0 17.7 15.2 14.4 10 14.3 0
  18. 18. Michigan residents’ assessment of whether they will be better off one year from now were also less favorable in Winter 2013 than in Fall 2012.However, those who think they will be better off still outnumbered those who think they will be worse off by about 2 to 1.
  19. 19. Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Will Be Better Off One Year From Now, Winter 2013 60 55.2 50 40Percent 30 28.7 20 16.1 10 0 Better Off About the Same Worse Off
  20. 20. Michigan Residents Beliefs About Whether They Will Be Better Off One Year From Now, 1995-2013 80 70.5 70 65.9 66.2 66.6 61.0 61.0 57.2 59.8 60.1 60 58.6 54.0 60.0 51.4 50 45.1 48.6 46.4 55.2 50.5 48.7Percent 48.4 40 35.5 Better Off 34.7 33.1 30.4 29.8 30 28.5 28.7 29.2 Worse Off 19.9 19.1 26.1 20 20.5 12.3 20.1 19.3 10 14.7 13.1 11.9 9.5 10.7 0
  21. 21. Attitudes byRace and Gender
  22. 22. Views of Michigan Residents by Race and Sex State of Women Men Whites Blacks MichiganObama 48.4% 50.5% 46.2% 42.0% 79.1%“Excellent” or Good”Snyder 34.0% 32.8% 35.3% 35.2% 23.7%“Excellent” or Good”
  23. 23. Attitudes by Political Party
  24. 24. Views of Michigan Residents by Political Party State of Republican Independent Democrat MichiganObama 48.4% 14.3% 38.0% 85.5%“Excellent” or Good”Snyder 34.0% 56.9% 36.7% 19.8%“Excellent” or Good”
  25. 25. Regional Attitudes
  26. 26. Views of Residents from Different Regions in Michigan Wayne, State of City of SEMCOG Grand Rapids Oakland, Michigan Detroit Regiona Areab MacombObama 48.4% 69.3% 55.3% 54.1% 41.4%“Excellent” or Good”Snyder 34.0% 30.5% 31.5% 33.3% 43.1%“Excellent” or Good”a Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne Countiesb Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa Countiesc Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties
  27. 27. How to Learn More about SOSS:http://ippsr.msu.edu/SOSS/Charles Ballard: ballard@msu.edu 517.353.2961Cynthia Kyle: kylec@msu.edu 517.353.1731Graham Pierce: glpierce@msu.edu 517.884.0364
  28. 28. THANK YOU!

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