Raleigh, N.C.— Georgia voters have had an about-face on their feelings toward their governor. His approval rating rebounding a net 17 points in the last six months, Nathan Deal is now the 14th most popular of 42 sitting governors on which PPP has polled. As a result, he appears to be in little trouble in either the primary or general election.
44% approve and only 32% disapprove of Deal’s job performance, versus 36-41 when PPP last polled the state in February. The Republican has made gains across the partisan spectrum, but his largest turnaround is with independents—35 points (51-28 now versus 31-43 in the previous poll).