Kate Brown Approval Drops 13% to below 50% After Administration Plagued with Scandals, Incompetence

Wilsonville, OR – According to the latest polling, Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s approval has taken a dive in the past year after her administration has experienced a profound series of mismanagement, corruption, and financial negligence scandals. These scandals are in addition to the Governor’s support for controversial tax increases on health care and energy, as well as her much-criticized failure to seriously address the looming PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) fiscal catastrophe.

PLACEHOLDER IMAGEIn an independent poll conducted quarterly that measures the approval ratings of Governors across the nation, Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s approval has seen a 13% drop in the past year, down to 45% - below the 50% threshold that is considered dangerous for an incumbent reelection campaign.

Morning Consult Polling:
April 2017 – Kate Brown: 58% Approve; 31% Disapprove
July 2017 – Kate Brown: 53% Approve; 33% Disapprove
October 2017 – Kate Brown: 50% Approve; 34% Disapprove
January 2018 – Kate Brown: 45% Approve; 37% Disapprove

News outlets across the state that tend to support Democrats have taken to harshly criticizing Oregon’s Democrat Governor for all these failures and scandals but to no apparent effect on the Governor’s priorities or actions. Instead, the past year has been witness to numerous heavy-handed attempts to prevent public and media scrutiny, to the point of obstructing audits and stonewalling public records releases.

“OHA, DEQ, DHS, DOE, Wildfires, Medicaid Fraud, Criminal Sanctuaries - Kate Brown’s tenure has served up a virtual alphabet soup of scandals and reports of gross incompetence and waste by her administration. Each has often been followed by revelations of malfeasance by Brown’s subordinates trying to prevent the public from learning just how bad it really is,” said Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier. “Meanwhile other catastrophic problems, like PERS, grow worse with no serious solutions on the horizon. Instead of leading, Kate Brown has chosen to focus on political posturing and raising campaign cash.”

“Oregonians are tired of the negligent, corrupt leadership they are getting, and they will have the chance in November to replace a mere politician like Brown with real leadership that will get serious about restoring competency to our state agencies and seeking real solutions to major challenges.”

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday 02/01/17 – 7:00 PM PT
Contact: ORP Communications Director
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