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POLL: SurveyUSA Gov. Spitzer's Job Approval


SurveyUSA reveals Gov. Eliot Spitzer's monthly Job Approval ratings from 1/15/07 through 2/18/08 and shows a drop in his approval from 62% to 35% as well as a rise in his disapproval from 24% to 62%.

 

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Gordon :

Knowing the typical values of Democrats, his approval rating will skyrocket now.

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Abe:

Clever Gordon, thanks for the contribution.
Meanwhile, too bad about Spitzer, resignation likely quite soon apparently. Better now than after being considered for a VP slot or for other offices. His replacement is apparently a solidly progressive man from Harlem.

Obviously, the party as a whole is hurt by this, but in terms of the selection process there is a chance of a meaningful impact as a result. This also raises the question of Spitzer's super delegate vote (now for Clinton, but gone should he resign) and the possibility that his replacement could support Obama.

Sad day and an unacceptable error of judgment and action by a previously respected and endearing Democrat.

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Anonymous:

Wasn't he a change candidate too?

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charles simms:

Eliot Spitzer, Democratic attack dog, used his "non political " job as the Attorney General of New York to file some major law suits against high profile Wall Street citizens, and was able to use the press to win the office of Governor, the same office the Franklin Roosevelt used to win the office of President.

Way to go Eliot!

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John - Spokane, WA:


This will have Zero impact on the Dem Pres. Race. He should resign though - Dont automatically assume that Patton wont vote for Hillary should he obtain the delegate status. If hasnt alreay.

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Andrew S.in California:

Just like Farakan's endorsement of Obama shouldn't hurt him right?

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George:

Thankfully, David Paterson is one of the most kind, capable, and thoughtful politicians I've ever encountered. I for one am looking forward to a new Governor in NY.

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Willy Horton:

Has Spitzer's approval rating doubled yet?

NY Dems should love this behavior given that their junior senator is quite familiar with it!

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just pixels:

A number of posts (and one of my co-workers) say Democrats somehow accept or reward Spitzer's behavior. Voters HATE hypocrisy. Spitzer (and Foley and Craig and Livingston and Gingrich) so clearly behaved contrary to their stated principles that those principles had no meaning.

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