Jonathan Starkey with The News Journal wrote an article on Friday about Governor Markell’s latest popularity poll. Jack Markell, in a poll of a whopping 568 people, had a 61% approval rating. 25% of those polled did not approve of the Governor and his actions. Since when, in a state of over 935,000 people according to 2014 census figures, does .6% of the population warrant an approval rating for a politician? I’m sure some stats person will come on here and say “That is actually a very good number to poll”. Sorry. This is why polls can be very misleading. I do polls on here somewhat often, but I know they are biased towards the views of many of my readers. I would never hold them as a true measurement or barometer on any issue or person.
When lawmakers return to Dover in January, they will face a budget gap of more than $100 million and could move quickly take a vote to override Markell’s veto of legislation allowing parents to opt their children out of standardized testing in public schools. Despite that political turbulence, Markell has remained in favor with voters.
I have a very hard time believing this. While I know this is a “blue” state, many Democrats can’t stand Markell and his arrogance. Do a real poll, with 10% of the state, and we shall see how “popular” Jack Markell really is in Delaware.