Gov. Nikki Haley Approval Rating Up in Latest Poll

10:56 AM, Feb 20, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A new poll shows Gov. Nikki Haley's approval rating in South Carolina is up, while Sen. Lindsey Grahams is just under 50 percent.

Winthrop University released its latest findings Wednesday morning.

In the survey, Haley's approval rating stood at 44 percent, while her disapproval was at 39 percent. Back in December, those two figures were essentially even.

Haley's approval rating among Republicans and independents who lean GOP remains high at 67 percent.

Graham, meanwhile, has an approval of 48 percent and a disapproval of 36 percent. His approval rating with Republicans and GOP-leaning independents is at 72 percent.

Most South Carolinians (55 percent) think the country is headed in the wrong direction, while 36 think it's on the right track. However, that number flips dramatically when people consider South Carolina. When asked about the state's direction, 46 percent think it's on the right track, while 41 percent think it's going in the wrong direction.

And despite both numbers, 52 percent think their personal financial situation is getting better, while 32 percent think it's getting worse.

The survey was conducted between February 9th and 17th, and has a margin of errof of +/- 3.1 percent. You can read the full results on the Winthrop Poll website.

 

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