Just six months after they took office, a new set of polls show that conservative governors’ job approval ratings have dropped to record lows. 

The Nation‘s John Nichols argues on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews that Republican governors have alienated the public with their destructive budget-cutting and brutal attitudes toward public sector unions. Voters, Nichols says, are more interested in jobs and economic recovery than in demonizing public employees. 

Kevin Donohoe