New poll numbers show over sixty percent of Nevadans still think Nevada Governor and Nixon-wannabe Jim Gibbons is America's Worst Governor. (RGJ)
Course, Ray Hagar's editor over at the RGJ took the optimistic approach by titling the article "Gibbons' approval climbs in survey," which is true. Gibbers was just barely able to climb out of the 20-percenter territory he's been spending most of 2008 in.
Although Gibbons' supporters could barely keep their knickers dry in their excitement at the news that only 60% of the state hates their guy, the fellow who actually ran the poll was a bit more sober:
"These are Nixonian numbers during Watergate," said Research 2000
pollster Del Ali, referring to the Watergate scandal that eventually
led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
(Gibbons') approval rating is as low as President Bush, and Bush may be
the most unpopular U.S. President of our lifetime, next to Nixon," Ali
said. "So Gibbons is down with that crowd now."
"The fact that less than half of his party approves of him, that's not good," Ali said. "This is hard to sugarcoat."
But, who are you going to believe: a pollster or the Gube's ham-handed handlers?
Mr. Gibbons, on the other hand, who, remember. doesn't govern based on polls, could barely contain his excitement that 52% of his Republican base wish he would just go away:
"We're working on that (approval rating) now, and you can see that by
the change," Gibbons said. "I think the public is appreciative of the
way we have been running government, managing government the way we do
our personal families or small businesses."
And how many of you run your families by telling your kids that, "well, you can't go to school or eat because money's a little tight this month and mommy and daddy have to help subsidize Mr. Adelson's purchase of a casino in China and Mr. Gibbons' retirement home in Elko"?
We at the Monger household certainly do. When kids eat they grow out of their old clothes, which cuts into the family gambling and jewelery-buyin' budget.
Schoolin' just fills their heads with all sorts of ridiculous notions, too, like facts about minimal nutritional requirements for children.
- Gibbons is the punchline to the joke otherwise known as the Nevada delegations–that's plural–to the GOP convention. (WSJ)
- Higher ed regents, like the rest of us, try to pretend the Governor doesn't exist and will just go away. (RJ)
- Part of the Gibbons' plan to improve his approval rating seems to be a declaration of war on California. (LVN) I thought he'd go after Utah, myself.