VIDEO: Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer locked at 40 percent in Michigan

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is finding the road to re-election to be a challenging one. According to a new poll, the Republican governor is tied with Democratic challenger Mark Schauer. Both candidates have 40 percent of the vote.
 
The Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released a poll this week that shows the two men tied in the Mitten State, but that's bad news for Snyder who, in the past two PPP polls, led Schauer by 4 points. Snyder received a boost in the polls last year for his decision to let Detroit go bankrupt, however the poll released this week suggests those sentiments have faded.
 
Snyder has had a hard time connecting with independent and undecided voters while Schauer, who still remains largely unknown across the state, is winning the independents. Snyder has a 54 percent disapproval rating, according to the poll.
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