Her polling numbers have already headed South, Rob Christensen reports.
A new poll conducted for the Civitas Institute show Perdue has an approval rating of 36 percent of those surveyed, compared with 38 percent who have an unfavorable opinion and 22 percent who have no opinion.
"For a sitting governor to have their personal approval rating turn negative this quickly, indicates serious voter discontent with the current administration," said Francis De Luca, the executive director of the conservative think tank.
The survey of 600 voters was conducted June 15-18 by Tel Opinion Research of Alexandria, Virginia. Perdue announced she was supporting $1.5 billion in new taxes to meet the state’s budget shortfall June 17.
Perdue fared even worse in a poll conducted by the Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning poling firm. It showed Perdue with 30 percent approval, 53 percent disapproval, and 17 percent not certain.
The Insider/Advantage Poll conducted by the Atlanta-based Majority Opinion Research shows Perdue with a 36 percent approval and 57 percent disapproval rating, with 8 percent not sure.