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GOVERNOR GAINS BIG WITH DEMOCRATS, SLIPS WITH GOP

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s approval ratings have remained essentially unchanged in South Carolina in the aftermath of the Confederate flag saga.

Fifty-three percent of South Carolinians approve of the job she’s doing now compared to 51 percent back in February, according to the results of a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey.

What has changed?  Where Haley’s approval is coming from …

Haley has picked up broad swaths of support from Democrats and blacks in the wake of the flag debate, although her numbers are down among GOP voters.

Thirty-nine percent of Democratic voters now say they approve of Haley’s job performance – compared to 17 percent back in February.  Meanwhile Haley’s support among “Republicans” has dipped from 76 precent to 67 percent.

Of interest? Forty-nine percent of GOP voters surveyed by PPP said they believe the Confederate flag should still be flying from the S.C. State House grounds – while thirty-nine percent support Haley’s corporate-driven, insta-conversion on the issue.

Haley’s poll numbers tanked during her first year in office – but soared to their highest levels earlier this year.

PPP surveyed 1,115 South Carolina voters from September 3-6 via telephone and the internet.  The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2.9 percent.

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