Believe it or not, the favorability rating of Andy Griffith has dropped too, thanks to his endorsement of Obamacare. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports:
Andy Griffith, star of the Andy Griffith Show, a Manteo resident and noted endorser of Democratic causes and candidates, has seen his approval ratings plummet, according to a poll published Tuesday by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling.
The Democratic pollster found that Griffith’s approval rating has fallen 25 points since 2008. Griffith has been a closer for Democrats, an unimpeachable saintly figure who fills his rare political spots with folksy charm and obvious references to his role as a small-town North Carolina sheriff.
In July he cut an ad for the federal government promising good things to come from the Democratic-backed health care law. And as the poll suggests, the ad may have tainted the Griffith brand and taken from Democrats an important campaign weapon.
Fortunately for him this is not an election year in Mayberry.