According to a Morning Consult poll published Tuesday morning, America’s most popular governors all turned out to be members of the GOP. Not a single democrat was in the top 10.
The poll was based on ratings. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker who holds a 75 percent approval rating also holds the top spot for most popular governor. Also on the list was: Republican Govs. Larry Hogan of Maryland, Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Phil Scott of Vermont, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Greg Abbott of Texas, Bill Haslam of Tennessee, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Gary Herbert of Utah, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Daily Caller also finds that:
The poll also revealed that New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie is officially the lowest-rated governor in the nation.
Christie’s approval rating was a stunningly low 25 percent with 71 percent disapproval. Christie wasn’t far from the second and third lowest governors, Republican Sam Brownback of Kansas and Democrat Dan Malloy of Connecticut. They both held a 66 percent disapproval rating, although Brownback has a slightly lower approval rating.
The findings could result from the fact that Republicans now control 33 governorships compared to Democrat’s low 16.
Republicans were also well-represented at the bottom of the pack, Malloy was the only Democrat in the bottom 10 and Alaskan Independent Bill Walker was the fifth lowest-rated governor.
The poll included responses from 85,000 registered voters and took place January through March. The poll didn’t include a margin of error.