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On April 28th SurveyUSA released a 600 sample poll of adults taken in Missouri from April 24th through the 26th which shows slightly lower approval numbers (when compared to March) across the state for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D). The margin of error is 4%.

The poll was sponsored by KCTV in Kansas City.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Jay Nixon is doing as Governor?

All

56% – approve

32% – disapprove

12% – not sure

Democrats [39% of sample]

75% – approve

18% – disapprove

7% – not sure

republicans [26% of sample]

43% – approve

44% – disapprove

13% – not sure

Independents [27% of sample]

48% – approve

42% – disapprove

10% – not sure

Approval is up over March among Democrats, down among republicans (with a smaller subsample), and significantly down among Independents (with a significantly larger subsample).

Gender

Male [48% of sample]

59% – approve

30% – disapprove

11% – not sure

Female [52% of sample]

54% – approve

34% – disapprove

12% – not sure

There is a slight gender gap. These numbers are still very similar to Nixon’s overall approval numbers. The approval numbers among males hasn’t changed much since March. The approval numbers among female respondents are down a bit.

Regionally there is net positive approval for Jay Nixon across all regions of the state, though the Kansas City region numbers are the weakest.

The crosstabulations by job status are interesting:

Job Status

Student [10% of sample]

29% – approve

52% – disapprove

19% – not sure

Full-time [46% of sample]

56% – approve

34% – disapprove

10% – not sure

Part-time [7% of sample]

66% – approve

26% – disapprove

8% – not sure

Homemaker [12% of sample]

45% – approve

31% – disapprove

24% – not sure

Unemployed [7% of sample]

59% – approve

29% – disapprove

11% – not sure

Retired [18% of sample]

73% – approve

22% – disapprove

5% – not sure

The approval numbers among students when compared to March have dropped precipitously. This is a small subsample and could possibly be an outlier. Retirees like their governor.