Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Romney's Last Pre-Announcement Poll

Survey USA has released what might very well be the last poll of Governor Mitt Romney's approval rating taken before he announced he wasn't seeking reelection. Romney made his announcement on the 14th, and this poll was taken between the ninth and the eleventh of this month. He clocks in at 49% approve, 45% disapprove, putting him in the bottom half of the nation's governors. That's fairly anemic for an incumbent governor, but it's around where he's been all along -- in fact it's remarkable close to his 2002 election percentages. It will be interesting to see how his impending retirement effects his approval rating in future polls. Of course, now that he doesn't have to worry about being reelected, what does he care?