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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

24-Hour Dorman: Lug on the rocks

Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman

Krusty Konservative and others are pointing to new poll numbers from Survey USA that show Gov. Chet Culver's approval rating sitting at just 42 percent. His disapproval rating in the poll is 51 percent. The poll of 600 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent. And for Dems, the survey yields a few troubling numbers. Culver's approval rating among Democrats is a paltry 62 percent, and only 36 percent of respondents ages 18-34 approve of his performance. He does best with voters over 65, who are split 48-48 approval/disapproval. One piece of good news for Culver is that 54 percent of respondents who described themselves as "moderate" approve of his performance. So is Culver vulnerable in 2010? Sure, but with a lousy economy and a budget mess you really didn't need a poll to tell you that. And again, vulnerability matters only if Republicans nominate a quality candidate with broad appeal. That's a big if at this early date.

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