What do the nation’s most popular governors have in common?
The Morning Consult released polling on the popularity of America’s governors, and while Chris Christie ranks dead last, his fellow Republicans were also among the most popular.
As the Daily Caller reported:
Each of the top ten governors is Republican, starting with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker who holds a 75 percent approval rating, and ends with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal who has a 63 percent approval rating.
The list also featured 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, and Gary Herbert of Utah.There were no Democrats on the top 10 list.
Of course, this could be attributed, in part, to the fact that Republican governors outnumber Democrat governors 33-16. Republican governors also occupy eight of the 10 spots of the least popular governors, with Alaska’s independent Bill Walker and Connecticut’s Democrat Dannel Malloy, ranking fifth and third lowest.
So Republicans are among the most — and least popular governors, with Democrats mainly residing in the middle of the pack.
Meanwhile, on average there are 1,000 people moving from blue states to red states (net balance) every singe day, so it’s clear what people are thinking when they vote with their feet too.
[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]