Published: Wed, April 12, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Connecticut's Malloy still most unpopular Democrat governor in US

Connecticut's Malloy still most unpopular Democrat governor in US

According to a Morning Consult poll of more than 85,000 registered voters across the United States, Republican governors get the most thumbs up by their residents - and it's not even close.

Gov. Chris Christie is now the most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult.

Conducted by Morning Consult, a digital media and survey research company based in Washington, D.C., the survey ranked Justice as the 15th most popular governor in the country, with a 58 percent approval rating among state voters, while 24 percent disapprove of his job performance.

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But the GOP also dominates the low end of the poll, with eight of the 10 least popular governors being Republicans, including Alabama's Robert Bentley, who resigned from office Monday rather than risk removal from office from legislators pursuing impeachment charges.

The Republican Governors Association ought to be pleased, as these results indicate the group has done an excellent job of finding Republican politicians appealing enough to be elected and remain popular in traditionally blue states.

A Quinnipiac University poll last June found Malloy's approval rating was 24 percent-a historic low for a sitting governor in CT. Two-thirds (66 percent) of Kansans disapprove of Brownback, who has been floated as a possible ambassadorial pick for Trump, and 27 percent of Kansans still approve of his job performance. 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. Markey's disapproval rating was measured at 23 percent. Dannel P. Malloy, the number represents an improvement. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was the least popular with a 44 percent approval rating. Bernie Sanders is the most popular senator, with a 75 percent approval rating. The poll didn't include a margin of error.

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