Sunday, August 10, 2008

Chrismer: Last Poll Showed Blunt With 57% Approval Rating

The last poll conducted for Matt Blunt showed the Governor with a 57 percent job approval rating, according to spokesperson Rich Chrismer.
Chrismer contacted the KY3 Political Notebook Sunday in response to Missouri Democratic Party spokesperson Jack Cardetti's assertion Friday that a politician's favorability rating is not as relevant as his or her job approval rating.
Chrismer responded by digging up the last poll taken for Missourians For Matt Blunt, the Governor's campaign committee. Chrismer said that survey, taken by G.O.P. pollster American Viewpoint, found Blunt's job approval rating to be at 57%.
American Viewpoint was in the field with a general election survey on Feb 28, March 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2008, according to Chrismer.
"The poll showed Gov. Blunt's job approval at 57 percent and disapproval at 37 percent. His Favorable/Unfavorable numbers in this poll were 51 percent favorable and 38 percent unfavorable," Chrismer said.
"Interestingly, these numbers contradict Mr. Cardetti's "expert" opinion about the relationship between Favorable/Unfavorable and Approve/Disapprove," Chrismer added.

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