With mere weeks before the elections, Governor Sebelius is sitting pretty. SurveyUSA released its poll of approval for all 50 governors, and Sebelius is the 14th most popular. For what it’s worth, the allegedly resurgent Aaahnahld is the 38th.
Republican approval of Governor Sebelius seems to have leveled out at 52%, for 6% net approval. Independent voters have leveled out at around 56% approval (interestingly, the number of independents inexplicably dropped from around 30% to around 19%, a shift that happened somewhere between April and May). Only 19% of Democrats disapprove.
Conservatives are slightly more negative than Republicans as a whole, with net approval of ‑8%. As always, moderates love the Guv, there’s net approval 43%. Liberal net approval stands at 51%.
SUSA also did a poll about negative campaigning, which found that most people think Attorney General Kline has been more negative than Paul Morrison. They claim that negative ads just drive down their desire to vote for anyone, though I think examinations of actual voting habits tend to show that negative campaigning does shift votes.
Oddly, people are about as likely to think that political endorsements from across party lines are less meaningful as to find them more so.