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Poll: SC unhappy with Haley, economically optimistic

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley answers questions during an interview with FOX Carolina. (File/FOX Carolina) South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley answers questions during an interview with FOX Carolina. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The recently released Winthrop Poll shows that most South Carolinians disapprove of Gov. Nikki Haley, but believe the state's economy is getting better.

The survey of 929 residents, showed that 41 percent disapprove of the way Haley is handling her job, while 38 percent approve. However, most of the respondents approved of the state Legislature.

Most of those surveyed rated the state's economy as fairly good, and most said they believe the economic conditions in South Carolina are getting better.

Haley's spokesman, Rob Godfrey, said that is the message the governor took away from the poll.

"That's good news, and it's well-deserved, because we're coming out of the recession very strongly," Godfrey said. "Our focus is on keeping that trend going, with more economic development, more jobs and more government reform."

At the national level, 48 percent of respondents approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, while 41 percent disapprove. However, an overwhelming majority, 77 percent, said they disapprove of Congress.

When asked about the condition of the national economy, most of those surveyed, 39 percent, rated it as fairly bad, but 49 percent said they believe that the economy is improving.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

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