Rock Hill SC…
The results of the latest
981 adults living inSouth Carolina
, taken between
April 15-April 22
are in. Results which use allrespondents have a
margin of error of +/-3.13%
at the 95% confidence level.Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a highermargin of error.
For additional information on methodology, see conclusion of poll.
Among the Winthrop Poll findings:
When asked if they approved or disapproved of the way Nikki Haley ishandling her job as governor of South Carolina, respondents were almostevenly divided on the subject, with 37.3% of all respondents saying theyapproved of the governor’s performance, while 36.5% reacted negatively.However, among Republicans and Independents who are registeredvoters and lean Republican, her approval rating is almost 60%, with one-in-five disapproving (20.2%).
Compared with Winthrop’s previous poll (February 2012), SouthCarolinians are feeling much better about the jobs situation on both thenational and state levels. When asked about the most important problemfacing the U.S.—and the most important problem facing S.C.—almostone-third fewer respondents identified jobs or unemployment as the mostpressing issue. While 22% identified jobs/unemployment in February asthe number one problem nationally, now 14.7% selected that, and while36.5% identified jobs/unemployment as the number one issue for S.C. inFebruary, now 26.4% see that as the most pressing problem facing thestate.
Meanwhile when compared with February’s poll, 25.8% more respondentssay the condition of the economy in S.C. is very good, or fairly good(47.8% now vs. 38% in February). And almost 20% more felt the economyin S.C. is getting better compared with the February results (58.8% nowvs. 49.1% in February).