Friday, July 21, 2006

Rendell Given 61% Job Approval in Latest Survey

Yesterday's Strategic Vision poll, taken of 1200 Pennsylvania adults, gave Governor Ed Rendell a job approval rating of 47%.

What a difference a day can make. Today, SurveyUSA released a new poll -- of 600 adults -- which gave the Governor a 61% approval mark. A nice 14-point increase in 24 hours. At this rate, he'll have to start importing voters because he'll be at 100% by next Tuesday. The SurveyUSA numbers are closer to the June Rasmussen Report, which pegged Rendell's approval at 58%.

Rendell's numbers look great across the spectrum -- the only category in which his approvals are below his disapproval rating is with Conservatives. Thirty-nine percent of conservatives give him positive grades, while 59% disapprove of his performance. It is also tight in the Western region of the sate, where his approve/disapprove marks are tied at 48%. Both those segments make up a small fraction of the voters in the state, however. Among moderates and liberals, which make up over 60% of the respondents in this survey, Rendell scores 67% and 76% approval figures. He even has a 50% approval rating amongst Republicans.

Hard to see where Swann has much room to make up the difference.

2 comments:

Gary said...

Swann is drowning in a pool of Rendell!

He has no hope. And thank God for that! Besides a lack of hope he has no skills, experience, or credibility.

But hey...CA elected Regan & Schwartzenegger. So I guess stranger things HAVE happened!

A Big Fat Slob said...

And, let's no forget the oddest cut of all -- The Body, in Minnesota.