Friday, February 27, 2009

Richardson's Approval Numbers Drop Again

The latest poll from SurveyUSA and KOB TV show Gov. Bill Richardson's approval numbers at an all-time low.
Gov. Richardson with Sen. John Arthur Smith
According to the poll, 53 percent of those surveyed disapprove of Richardson's job performance. Only 41 percent approve. In late January the numbers were 47 percent approving and 50 percent disapproving.

For much of his six years in office, Richardson's approval rating was above 60 percent. As recently as May 2007, when he was running for president, his approval went up to 74 percent in the SurveyUSA poll.

The governor's bad poll performances began last month after he withdrew as President Obama's Commerce secretary nominee because of the grand jury investigation of an alleged pay-to-play scheme.