Blago's ‘Being Governor'

Governor continues working while approval rate plummets

A poll taken since Gov. Rod Blagojevich's arrest shows that most people want him out of office.

Seventy-three percent of those surveyed support impeachment and 70 percent think he should resign.

The poll by Chicago-based Glengariff Group of 600 Illinoisans surveyed Tuesday and Wednesday shows Blagojevich's approval rating at an abysmal 8 percent -- down from an already strikingly low 23 percent in September. The telephone poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.

Despite all that, Blagojevich is trying to get some work done and he's in a pretty good mood doing it, his spokesman said.

Describing the governor's mood as "upbeat, positive," Lucio Guerrero said of his boss's demeanor, that it seems like there's a sense he's trying to "return to normalcy."

"I think he's trying to send a message that the state goes on; government goes on," Guerrero said. 

Guerrero said the governor, dressed in a business suit, is looking at some bills and maybe even signing them, though he wouldn't say what they were.

Guerrero said Blagojevich hasn't talked about resigning. Nor has he said if he's made up his mind about what to do about Barack Obama's vacant senate seat that he's accused of trying to sell to the highest bidder.

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