Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Richardson Poll Numbers Crash

Bad news for the governor. According to Public Policy Polling's blog, a recent poll show that Bill Richardson, once one of the most popular politicians New Mexico has ever known, has become "one of the least popular governors in the country."
PPP is a Democrat firm based in North Carolina.

According to the poll, Richardson's disapproval number is 63 percent. Only 28 percent approve.
Even among Democrats, only 42 percent approve while 47 percent disapprove.

There's no explanation why the numbers are so terrible. I assume it's got something to do with the scandals, the economy and perhaps the general anti-incumbent mood of the coutry, (which is fueled by the economy.) Who knows, maybe even the way he was knocked around in the Legislature had something to do with it.

"How much is all of that affecting Democratic prospects for keeping the Governor's office?" the blog asks. "We'll tell you tomorrow."

We'll all be looking.

The full poll hasn't been released yet, so I don't have sample size, margin of error, or even when the poll was taken.

The previous job approval poll poll I've seen of Richardson was last September by Survey USA. That poll showed his numbers about even -- 48 percent approving, 47 percent disapproving.