Doyle Approval Rating Hits New Low
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's approval rating has hit a new low.
The University of Wisconsin Survey Center's Badger Poll released on Friday shows the two-term governor's approval rating at just 38 percent. That is down from a high of 52 percent in June 2007. Just seven months ago his approval was at 46 percent.
Doyle last year decided against seeking a third term. Like the national economy, the state has been suffering through a recession for the past two years with high unemployment and budget shortfalls requiring Doyle to make unpopular cuts and targeted tax increases.
Doyle's spokesman had no immediate comment.
The random telephone poll of 500 people conducted between June 9 and July 10 has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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