On January 14th (today) SurveyUSA released a 600 sample poll taken in Missouri from January 11th through the 13th which shows that “baby” Blunt has an abysmal approval rating in Missouri. The margin of error is 4.1%.

The poll was sponsored by KCTV in Kansas City.

SurveyUSA issued a release today along with the poll:

Missouri: Governor Approval at 41%

On the eve of his annual State of the State address, Missouri governor Matt Blunt has a 41% approval rating, a 54% disapproval rating, and a Net Job Approval of Minus 13.  In 33 months of SurveyUSA tracking, Blunt’s Net Job Approval has ranged from a high of Plus 2 in July 2007 to a low of Minus 30 in February 2006.

[emphasis added]

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Matt Blunt is doing as Governor?

All

41% – approve

54% – disapprove

4% – not sure

Democrats [38% of sample]

17% – approve

79% – disapprove

4% – not sure

republicans [30% of sample]

72% – approve

25% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Independents [26% of sample]

45% – approve

50% – disapprove

5% – not sure

They’ve been running the same series of questions in recent polls about the most important issue facing the next president – in this instance, cross tabbed with “baby” Blunt’s approval numbers.

Top Issues for Next President (“baby” Blunt’s approval numbers within each group)

Economy [29% of sample]

42% – approve

54% – disapprove

5% – not sure

Health Care [19% of sample]

29% – approve

66% – disapprove

4% – not sure

Iraq [13% of sample]

30% – approve

68% – disapprove

2% – not sure

Environment [6% of sample]

20% – approve

78% – disapprove

2% – not sure

Social Security [6% of sample]

42% – approve

51% – disapprove

7% – not sure

Education [6% of sample]

38% – approve

59% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Terrorism [9% of sample]

74% – approve

23% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Immigration [9% of sample]

71% – approve

26% – disapprove

3% – not sure

For people primarily concerned about (and believing their issue will be the most important facing the next president) the economy, health care, Iraq, the environment, Social Security, and education – “baby” Blunt’s approval numbers aren’t very good. For those primarily concerned about terrorism (fear) and immigration (let’s face it, fear) “baby” Blunt has good approval numbers. His problem is that those two groups only comprise 18% of the population. In other words, the republican base.