Apparently, even that most hated of villains,the "far left wing" blog, has value if it says something the state GOP likes, in this case that Gov. Jay Nixon is not doing well in a Daily Kos poll:
Last week, Public Policy Polling released a new poll of Missouri showing Republican Roy Blunt up 7 points over Robin Carnahan. Keep in mind that PPP is generally considered a Democrat-leaning firm, and the survey was conducted on behalf of Daily Kos, a far-left blog.
Buried in the poll results is an ominous sign for Governor Jay Nixon, whose approval rating has plummeted to 43%. This dramatic fall comes after more than a year during which his approval rating consistently hovered in the mid-50s.
But Missouri’s stagnant economy and Jay Nixon’s lack of accomplishments seem to be taking their toll:
While many states saw their unemployment rates drop slightly from June to July, Missouri’s actually increased to 9.2%. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, see Table 3)
In the past 12 months, 57,500 Missourians disappeared from the labor force—many simply gave up their job search after not being able to find employment.
· Missouri’s home foreclosures increased 20% in July over the same period in 2009.
· Jay Nixon has refused to take a stand on contentious issues—and this lack of backbone has been especially apparent on an issue like Proposition C, which passed in 114 of 116 election jurisdictions and with 71% of the statewide vote.