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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…

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.

DECEMBER 2012 WINTHROP POLL

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55 comments

Bonhoeffer December 5, 2012 at 8:20 am

I’m willing to bet that “61.5 per cent of registered GOP voters” would have approved of what General Sherman did to SC in 1865–as long as he had the letter “R” by his name.

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? December 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

Ha!

In fairness you have to say the same about “D”s ya know Bon.

It is just that you are in “R” land so you might think otherwise by virtue of being a minority.

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Conservative December 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Amen!
I for one, would not!
I am now considering myself an Independent!
This proves to me how brain dead the Republican party has become.

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Ralph Hightower December 5, 2012 at 8:21 am

That sounds like an F—, not the A+++ that she gave herself.

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junior justice December 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

Do you mean the AA’s or the AAA’s she gives herself?

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interested December 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

At this point, I have zero doubts that her one and only term is nearly over. She simply won’t recover from the Dept of Revenue mess. I feel so sure I find myself trying to predict who the strong runners will be for the Dems – with Darla Moore making a huge Claflin donation, I am sure she is telegraphing she has much more $ where that came from to wage a race for the Gov’s office. So the primary will be Moore, Sheheen and who else?

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junior justice December 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

Jakie ???

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Silvio Dante December 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

Interested, Those are the only Dems who can dream to have a shot. The real race will end up being the GOP primary, which she probably wouldn’t survive. Then we are looking at a potential Gov. Loftis, which would be nice.

If she does survive it, that means voters continue to be stupid, like they were a few weeks ago. In that case, we’d have to hope that Vincent has enough in the tank, and knuckle draggers stay home.

But…if she somehow did get the nomination, for pure political theatre, Darla vs. Trikki would be an awesome spectacle.

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Silvio Dante December 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

Damn, junior justice, that beats my political theatre scenario! Jakie vs. Trikki in the primary would be awesome as well.

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Roxy December 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

DOR did not do Haley in. You’re high.

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Twinkie Ho-Ho December 5, 2012 at 11:11 am

The DOR disaster won’t be her last.

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Chicora December 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

No, think her Savannah River sellout along with Jimmy Deminted ordered rail confiscation in North Charleston sealed her fate along time ago.

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Torch December 5, 2012 at 8:32 am

That was just from her staff. She has less support from registered voters.

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Todd December 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

Larry Marchant said she has a hairy back in class.

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Wilber Force December 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

HE WOULD KNOW!

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mph December 5, 2012 at 8:38 am

Obama’s approval ratings in SC stand at 48%. Hilarious.

The communist, Kenyan, Muslim is more popular than Queen Tea-Bagger and she blithely goes on soaking the tax payers with her overseas junkets and trying to primary her own party members.

I always just figured her as a grifter. In fact, she’s dumb, too.

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sam December 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

I think 38% is a little optimistic.

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Conservative December 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Agree

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mph December 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

William, you should do a blog post on this polling:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/12/republicans-not-handling-election-results-well.html

49% of Republicans believe that ACORN stole the 2012 election for Obama.

Hey, numbnutts, ACORN was disbanded in 2010.

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mph December 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

Oh, the PPP polling also shows that 25% of Republicans want to leave the Union.

USA! USA!

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FedUp December 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

The Commerce Dept is planning a big expensive trip for the Queen to India. They will call it economic development. The Queen is looking for a place to go when she’s run out of here on a rail. She will return to India as Royalty. The only good thing SC will get from the expense is her final and permanent exit.

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Twinkie Ho-Ho December 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

Nice thought. Better thought is she will be a street walker in Mumbai. The Hindu Indians that I have worked with do not trust Sikhs one little bit.

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Thomas December 5, 2012 at 9:11 am

38% is 28% higher than the Nancy Pelosi House of Representatives when she was the Speaker of the House.

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jimlewis,owb December 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

2012-Haley-One&Done

2014-Davis-The One

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Smirks December 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

Don’t laugh, 38% approval is probably enough to win reelection in this state thanks to straight-ticket voters.

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SparkleCity December 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

Smirks

As always, you are spot on.

Never, EVER underestimate Queen Namrata’s ability to snooker the people in South Carolina who voted for her (and would today if they had the chance – just listen to SC talk radio stations and their hosts who eat the peanuts our of her junk – Russ Cassell for one).

Or her she-devil ability to turn on the charm in front of a national morning show TV camera and put the “super-snooker” on them………

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Harry Winston December 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Lots of old cogers like me are gonna reelect her because she’s got a great body and anyway the governor in SC has no authority anyway. The wife likes her because she’s a crooked woman which is different from the standard crooked good old boy.

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Lance Riprock December 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

What’s her approval rating on the quality of the pussy? We should be able to get a broad sampling, thus adding to the poll’s reliabilty. If she’s the one I boffed-off in the parking lot of that Five Points bar a few years ago (and I’m pretty sure it was Nikki) then I would rate her above average.

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Uncle Remus December 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Was it wet and tight?

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Uncle Remus December 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

What position?

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Lance Riprock December 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

Uncle R, wet, not painfully tight but not sloppy. Started with blow job, then frontal approach with her legs over her head, wound it up from behind like Rex the Wonder Dog. There’s only enough room in a car for a limited repertoire.

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Yosemite Sam December 5, 2012 at 9:55 am

Every time I see favorable national news coverage of her I am flummoxed. Surely listing her as a possible 2016 presidential contender is nothing but a red herring? Even someone like Sean Hannity must know what an air head she is? My word, all one has to do is hear her speak. Too, even if all you had to read about her is what is written in The State a reasonable person could easily conclude she’s way in over her head. Maybe I’m missing something?

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mph December 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

Hey Thomas/Bill the John Boehner led Congress has an approval rating of 18% in Gallup.

So you were saying?

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Mr. Dixie December 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

38 percent approval sounds way too high. This poll sounds as valid as the polling information Romney got the day before the election … the prediction that said he would beat Obama.

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shifty henry December 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

OK, guys, you can make all the jokes/insults you want about Nikki, but there was a time at Clemson when she was a totally different person – especially in her temperament and personality.

At one time, she had hopes of becoming a fashion model. I shot the photographs of her in outfits from Victoria’s Secret. She sent them to the company.

I’ll never forget the day she received the response from Victoria’s Secret. She called me to let me know she wanted to open the letter with me.

Nikki was so happy, her face was shining with the excitement. As she read the letter to herself and then handed it to me, she pointed to something in the letter.

Henry, she asked, what is an “injunction”?

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Sailor December 5, 2012 at 10:30 am

Cute! Too bad you didn’t send the photos to Fits. He’d post them!

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BigT December 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

Haley BETTER govern for Conservatives, or she’s done…not react to FITS and/or the rest of the media…

Loftis KNOWS that Conservatism is THE WINNING HAND…

Haley has an advantage as an incumbent….but getting Cute Centrist, moderate and/or Libertarian will KILL any hopes of her re-elect…

FITS hated Amazon and so did Haley…both looked like idiots in the end…and it damaged her. FITS is media, so leftwing cliche-business hate is what buoys him…

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junior justice December 5, 2012 at 10:38 am

Jakie vs Nikki in a primary? Each probably has so much dirt on the other it would be the campaign (or cam-PAIN) of the century.
My money would be on Nikki – she would buy off Jakie to keep him out of it.

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BigT December 5, 2012 at 11:26 am

Her dream would be if only Jakie was the opposition…He’s democrat at heart…

Her biggest threat is from a true Conservative…She better manufacture some Conservative credentials to bolster her…

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shifty henry December 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

@sailor: Did you ever meet that girl in Charleston who dated so many sailors that her hips went in and out with the tide?

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Sailor December 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

There’s a couple of those in every port!

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Harpo Marxist December 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

Let’s hope Loftis runs against her in the primary. I don’t see a Dem in SC beating her, no matter how bad it gets. My money is on four more years of Nikki. Too bad Folks didn’t keep a pair of the spunk-stained boy shorts as a souvenir.

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shifty henry December 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

@Fits:

What is so special about the “Winthrop Poll” that makes it seem so accurate or important? I really don’t understand.

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Thomas December 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

In another unscientific poll conducted by Big T Consultants and Media LLP, we see this:

631/3 FITS commentators are the result on teen pregnancies.(note: 1/3 reflects an attempted but failed abortion….smirks)

79% FITS commentators have been apprehended atleast once for drunk driving

69% of FITS commentators have Meth-Mouth
(of the 69% with Meth-Mouth, when asked follow up questions admitted they did not understand the question and 17% stated they were born that way.)

98% of female FITS commentators said they are smoking hot

1/3% FITS commentators said they were not interested in smoking hot women who comment on FITS

29% FITS commentators are on probation

61% FITS commentators agreed that ED Shultz is a talking horse

and finally,

43% FITS commentators have Clemson Sux tee-shirts

for more. please visit smirkssucksthebigone.org

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BigT December 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

Also: South Carolina voters are Anti-Obama and love a TRUE Conservative (DeMint)…

Look at the results of the voting…and then admit I’m right…

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Thomas December 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I Agree. Back to work I go. Jim is a good guy and we need a good guy who is also not a pussy. I honestly see a melding of Tea Party and Libertarian with Jim, and that is a solid voting block for many election cycles ahead. Will take much ground organization, high tech applications etc.

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JBarker December 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

According to a poll released by Clemson University, the approval rating of Gov. Haley (Class of ’94) is at 125%.

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shifty henry December 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

See…… I told you Nikki can’t do math!

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Jay December 5, 2012 at 12:07 pm

In the wake of this last “election” process, anyone assuming Queen Nikki is one and done are foolish and idealistic. It’s all rigged folks. She should be tarred and feathered for what she’s put this state through since she took her throne, but if the machine needs her it will see to it that she’s re-elected.

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vicupstate December 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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.

^^

All the proof you need, to know that most SC Republicans are idiots.

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junior justice December 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

“approving of her performance”

Is your reference to the state house or the back seats of suvs?

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RINO December 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm

But, what is her approval rating in bed?

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Uncle Remus December 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

She on top or bottom? Takes control? Rides cock hard or slow? inquiring minds want to know!

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insider December 5, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Fashion model? You’re joking…right?

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shifty henry December 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

……. you bet!

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