The latest Rasmussen Poll has some great results for Governor-Elect Jay Nixon.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the state finds Nixon leading state Treasurer Sarah Steelman 46% to 35%. Nixon leads Congressman Kenny Hulshof by an even larger margin, 48% to 30%. At the moment, the Presidential race in Missouri looks to be much closer.
In the previous poll of the Governor’s race, Nixon led the state’s incumbent chief executive, Republican Matt Blunt, 47% to 42%. Any incumbent who polls below 50% is considered potentially vulnerable and Blunt announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election.
Nixon is viewed favorably by 57% of the state’s voters, unfavorably by 29%. Steelman earns favorable reviews from 47% and unfavorable assessments from 29%. For Holshof, the numbers are 38% favorable, 35% unfavorable.
Here's what we know - there is just about nothing a candidate (Republican or Democrat) can do to reduce negatives. No, I don't think Hillary can improve her negatives. Kenny "Blunt-Lite" Hulshof has wrapped his arms around Matt Blunt. Kenny has not rejected Blunt's position to kick over 100,000 people off Medicaid. Kenny is part of Congress and people generally feel that Congress is ineffective. One has to really wonder what the Republicans are thinking? A fiercely independent State Treasurer or the waterboy?
Give us the waterboy!!!!!