Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed say the two-term Democrat is doing a fair or poor job, compared to 29 percent who gave him a good or excellent rating. Thatâ€™s an historic low forÂ Rendell.
I almost get the feeling Rendell stopped trying after he got reelected. Â After 2006, and after a huge defeat of Lynn Swann, he figured he didn’t have to work to please anyone, or worry about pissing voters off royally. Â Now that rooster is coming home to roost. Â If I were a Democratic hopeful for the Governor’s seat in 2010, I’d be more than a bit unhappy with Rendell’s behavior. Â Pennsylvania has oscillated back and forth between Democratic and Republican governors since World War II. Â Rendell seems to be doing everything he can to ensure that trend continues.