Polling website says Michigan fans have unfavorable opinion of football coach Rich Rodriguez
Lon Horwedel | AnnArbor.com
In the process of polling the Michigan governor's race, polling company Public Policy Polling added another question.
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of (Michigan football coach) Rich Rodriguez?
"We do add fun stuff to states where it seems appropriate," said Tom Jensen, the Director of Public Policy Polling and an Ann Arbor native. "We've polled on (John) Calipari and (Rick) Pitino in Kentucky and Roy (Williams) and Coach K in North Carolina."
TheÂ results for Rodriguez weren't favorable. The polling site only asked for the opinion of those who called themselves Michigan fans.
Of those polled, Rodriguez had a 20 percent favorable rating, 26 percent unfavorable rating with 54 percent undecided.
However, when those same people were asked if they'd like to see Rodriguez replaced as Michigan's coach, 51 percent said they'd like to see him continue. 20 percent wanted him replaced and 29 percent were undecided.
"I thought the message was, we don't like you very much but you've only been here two years," Jensen said. "We'll give you another season, so we'll reserve judgment."