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Gov. Perdue's Approval Rating Drops

By Michelle Bliss

03-07-11 – Governor Perdue's policy positions are earning support from voters, but her approval rating has dropped, according to a recent study by Public Policy Polling. 30% of voters like the job she's doing right now, while 48% disapprove.

Even though Perdue's ratings as a governor have dropped, voters are showing support for some of her specific initiatives.

Dustin Ingalls is the assistant director of Public Policy Polling. He says that Perdue's opposition to cutting any teaching positions, which she voiced in her State of the State Address, is popular among all political parties.

"Two-thirds of voters oppose cutting any of those positions as part of closing the budget gap. Her proposal gets support across the board: 77% of Democrats, 58% of Republicans, and 59% of independents all oppose cutting teacher positions."

Another proposal that voters strongly agree with is Perdue's desire for a 2% drop to the corporate tax rate. 48% of voters stand with her while 30% oppose.

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