Granholm's Popularity Dips

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Governor Jennifer Granholm's job rating has dipped below 50 percent for the first time since she took office, but she still holds a 20-point lead over Republican challenger Dick DeVos.

The poll was released today by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA. It shows 46 percent of the 600 likely voters polled gave the Democratic governor a positive job rating, while 49 percent gave her a negative rating and five percent were undecided. Granholm's job positive job rating was above 50 percent in July and August.

President Bush's job approval numbers continued to fall, with 36 percent giving him a positive job rating and 63 percent giving him a negative rating. One percent were undecided.

The poll was taken Sunday through Wednesday and had a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.