Monday, May 29, 2006

Brian Schweitzer's popularity keeps rising

In a recent Billings Gazette poll, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's popularity keeps going up and up. Close to 70% of Montanans believe he is doing a good job (and pleaee remember that The Big Sky State has more registered Republicans than Democrats).

Also, look at Schweitzer's support from both males and females (when's the last time national Democrats have enjoyed those numbers?)

Here's exceprts from the article:
Poll: ...Schweitzer rising

Gazette State Bureau

HELENA -- ...while Gov. Brian Schweitzer's score is rising, a new Gazette State Poll shows..

...The recent poll of 625 registered voters, who said they regularly vote in state elections, was taken May 22-24. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points,

Schweitzer's job approval was at 69 percent in the latest poll, the highest of top Montana elected officials rated by voters in the survey.

The Democratic governor had a job approval of 64 percent in December 2005 and 57 percent in May 2005, five months after taking office. Schweitzer won the 2004 governor's race by 50 percent to 46 percent over Republican Bob Brown, with minor candidates dividing the rest of the vote...

...Schweitzer -- Twenty-one percent of voters rank the job he is doing as excellent and 48 percent as pretty good. Twenty-three percent rate it as only fair, while 5 percent call it fair (there's obviously some error here), with 3 percent undecided.

Both women and men give Schweitzer positive job-approval marks. Women give him a 70 percent and men rate him at 68 percent...


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