The Morning Consult firm often tests the effectiveness of each of the nation’s 50 Governors, and they just released new results, yesterday. As has been the case for some time, the two Governors with the strongest approval ratings are Republicans in the most Democratic of states: Massachusetts’ Gov. Charlie Baker (69%), and Maryland’s Larry Hogan (68%). Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) was third in this ratings set, scoring a 67:17% job approval ratio. The top ten favorably viewed Governors were all Republicans.
The two lowest rated Governors, Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin (R) and Connecticut’s Dan Malloy (D), are retiring. Gov. Fallin drops to 19:74% favorable to unfavorable, while Gov. Malloy records a similar 21:71%.
The Governor standing for re-election with the worst approval score is Illinois Republican Bruce Rauner (27:60%). Other Governors on the 2018 ballot with upside down job approval scores according to Morning Consult are Alaska’s Independent Bill Walker (29:54%), Scott Walker (R-WI; 42:50%), David Ige (D-HI; 39:46%), Gina Raimondo (D-RI; 44:46%), and Doug Ducey (R-AZ; 41:43%).
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