Still, an increasing number of Michiganders see the state economy as starting to improve. Some 58 percent of those surveyed saw positive signs for the economy, an improvement from January, when just 49 percent of those polled saw reason for optimism.
There's also reason for optimism for Democrats in the state's Senate race. Incumbent Sen. Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowA guide to the committees: Senate Trump's pick to lead Medicare won't say if she supports negotiating prices with drug companies Overnight Finance: Fed chief tries to stay above partisan fray | Bill would eliminate consumer agency | Trump signs repeal of SEC rule on foreign payments MORE (D-Mich.) carries a net positive favorability rating, with 45 percent of respondents having a favorable impression and 40 percent having a negative one. Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra, meanwhile, carries the same 5-point advantage, but far less name recognition, with a 28 percent to 23 percent advantage.