Abysmal Blago Numbers

FYI: Our governor is now officially the least popular executive in the entire country

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich continues to earn poor ratings from voters. This month, just 13% of Illinois voters give him good or excellent ratings, while 60% give him a poor rating. Blagojevich ranks as “Least Popular Governor” according to Rasmussen Reports By the Numbers.

I don’t think I can emphasize enough what a 13% approval rating means. Consider that George W. Bush became the lowest approved President in modern history with double that (26%).

In general, I think approval ratings are often ridiculous, because the public knowledge of the details of key political jobs is almost non-existent. The oracle of public approval has led to many of our worst public policy choices. But, 13% is just stunning. I think a mute goat would have approval ratings around that range.

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