The governor has said he doesn't think this is the solution, but a new survey from a pro-marijuana group in Michigan shows 64 percent of the voters would vote 'Yes' on marijuana for the roads. twenty-eight percent would vote 'No', while 8 percent are undecided.
The governor started his campaign for a sales tax increase in his State of the State message, but the polling data is not very encouraging.
On the proposed sales tax hike, 49 percent would vote 'No' and 43 percent would vote 'Yes'. The governor is not giving up, though.
"[The number] doesn't deter me. We'll go out and do what we need to do to have this be a winning ballot proposal," says Gov. Snyder.
The governor says he will do town hall meetings to drum up support but the number of those will depend on his torn Achilles heel, which has slowed him down immensely.
"If I get more mobility, I'll be doing more," he says.
The governor has not confirmed this, but a key strategic decision has already been made on messaging. The administration knows it cannot beat the anti-tax groups on the tax-hike issue per say, but it will play up the public safety aspect of this debate, claiming that lives can be saved if crumbling bridges and potholes are filled.
Despite the lousy polling date, the governor remains confident.
The vote statewide happens May 5.