Nikki Haley Approval Rating: 38 Percent
S.C. GOVERNOR GETS LOW MARKS IN NEW WINTHROP POLL
S.C. Governor Nikki Haley continues to earn anemic approval ratings from the people of South Carolina, according to the results of a new Winthrop University poll released this week.
Haley’s approval rating among all South Carolinians currently stands at a dismal 38.3 percent – while 41.3 percent of Palmetto State residents disapprove of the job she is doing as governor. Among registered voters, Haley’s numbers are about the same – with 40 percent approving of her job performance and 42.4 percent disapproving. Among Republicans, Haley does better – with 61.5 percent of registered GOP voters (including Republican “leaners”) approving of her performance compared to only 19 percent who disapprove.
These results are no surprise. In fact we published a story last month in which a pair of political consultants – one Republican and one Democrat – painted precisely this picture of public opinion as it relates to Haley.
In April, a Winthrop poll found Haley’s approval rating at 37.3 among all South Carolinians – with 36.5 percent disapproving. Meanwhile in December 2011, Haley’s approval rating was 34.6 percent – with 43 percent disapproving.
The Winthrop poll surveyed 929 South Carolinians between November 25 – December 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. To view its results and read more about its methodology, click on the link below.