JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new Missouri Times poll shows some slipping in the approval rating numbers for Governor Eric Greitens.
The poll, conducted by Gravis Polling from a field of 1,245 registered Missouri voters, shows the Governor with a 49 percent approval rating and 28 percent of voters saying they disapprove.
The numbers show a 4-point drop from polling in August when another Missouri Times poll showed a 53 percent approval rating.
However, another poll from July, done by the Morning Consult, showed the Governor with a 51 percent approval rating.
The numbers seem to indicate that Greitens is hovering somewhere in the realm of a 50 percent approval rating with Missouri voters, though the latest poll shows some increase in disapproval, a 7-point increase over a month’s time.
Voters were also asked if they felt Missouri was on the right track. 52 percent answered that they believed the state was on the wrong track, while 45 percent said they believed the state was on the right track.
The margin of error for the poll is +/- 3 percent.
Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.