Riley Approval Gets a Christmas Bounce
52% of adults approve of the job Riley is doing, while 41% disapprove. These numbers are a slight improvement on November's numbers which had him at a 50/45 approval/disapproval. So Riley's net approval more than doubled in the last month from +5% to +11%.
SurveyUSA provides the internals of the poll so you can see how specific subgroups feel about Riley. Also check out the ups and downs of Riley's approvals since the poll started in May.
These results come as welcome news to Riley as they are his best numbers since his post-Katrina high of 58% approval. However, some pollsters will say that polls taken in December will skew a little more positive than usual since many people are in a more charitable frame of mind due to the Christmas season. There's no way to know for sure, but if Riley can hold on to and build on these gains throughout the coming months, he'll be in good shape for the June primary.