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Poll: SC Spilt on Haley, Obama Job Performance

9:31 AM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A new Winthrop University poll suggests South Carolinians are split on their opinion of their chief executives, whether it's President Barack Obama or Governor Nikki Haley.

The university released the results of its latest survey Thursday morning.

President Obama had a 48 percent job approval rating among respondents, while 41 percent disapproved and 9 percent were unsure. The numbers change, though, with people who said they voted in last month's election. Among those people, Obama had a 51 percent disapproval and 43 percent approve.

For Governor Haley, 38 percent approve of her job performance, 41 percent disapprove, and 19 percent aren't sure.  The numbers change only slightly for those who voted last month (40 percent approve, 42 percent disapprove, 15 percent not sure).

South Carolinians seem to have sent a mixed message on their overall view of where the country and the state are headed. When asked if the country is on the right or wrong track, 40 percent said right track, while 53 percent said wrong direction. But when asked if economic conditions are improving, 49 percent said things were getting better, while 44 percent said getting worse.

In general, respondents felt the state of the South Carolina economy was better than the nation as a whole.

The poll was conducted between November 25th and December 2nd. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.  Full Winthrop Poll results 

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