A News 10 Voice of the Voter poll released on the eve of Gov. Rick Snyder's first state of the state address finds 59 percent of likely Michigan voters holding a favorable opinion of him.
The poll finds nine percent say they have an unfavorable opinion of Michigan's new Republican leader.
The Lansing-based polling company says it interviewed 600 people by phone Thursday through Sunday. The results were released Tuesday and have a margin of sampling error of four percentage points up or down.
Asked if they think Michigan is headed in the right direction, 39 percent say yes and 41 percent no.
Fifty-one percent say they have a favorable opinion of President Barack Obama and 42 percent an unfavorable opinion.