Yesterday I noted that, in apparent homage to 2007 GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani’s “making people dislike him by introducing himself to them” strategy, most of the GOP’s 2012 slate are unpopular in, and unlikely to carry, their home states.
It’s worth noting that this is also true of recently elected Republican governors.
In Wisconsin: “Scott Walker’s popularity has continued to decline over the last three months and Wisconsin voters now say they would vote to recall him if there was an election today.”
In Ohio: “John Kasich, already unpopular in Ohio when PPP polled the state in March, has seen his numbers continue to head even further in the wrong direction and is now tied with Florida Governor Rick Scott as the least popular Governor in the country out of 38 that we have polled on. Just 33% of voters in the state now approve of Kasich to 56% who disapprove. In March it was a 35/54 spread.”
I know, I spoiled the surprise. In Florida: “Florida voters disapprove 57 – 29 percent of the job Gov. Rick Scott is doing, the worst score of any governor in the states surveyed by Quinnipiac University and down from a 48 – 35 percent disapproval in an April 6 survey, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.”