A new statewide survey indicates Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) would have been running uphill if he had stayed with his re-election campaign. The Research 2000 survey, conducted last week, says 58 percent of the public rates him doing only a fair to poor job as Governor and the public support has continued to slowly erode. A year ago it was 55 percent thinking he was fair to poor.
56 percent of the people surveyed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Television station KMOV have unfavorable attitudes toward him. That’s up eight percentage points from a year ago, and three points higher than November when Blunt was at the height of his statewide travels announcing his priorities for 2008.
Democrat Jay Nixon (D-MO), on the other hand, had a 42 percent negative response and had 50 percent of the respondents rating his job as Attorney General as good or excellent.