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Governor Job Approvals: WV Gov. Tops Approval Ratings; Taft of OH at Bottom

Friday, September 29, 2006

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) leads his fellow governors in job approval scores in the most recent Rasmussen Reports survey of voters in 27 states. Overall, 79% of West Virginia voters say they approve of Manchin and 20% disapprove.

Voters clearly will not miss Gov. Bob Taft (R) of Ohio--the most polarized figure in the survey--when his successor is elected in November. Taft is the lowest-ranking governor in our survey--just 3% strongly approve of his performance and 52% strongly disapprove.


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