Over the last five months Morning Consult has completed a survey of 66,000 voters across the country to rank the most and least popular Governors. Â The most popular Governor was Republican Charlie Baker of Massachusetts at 72% and in second place was the Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan with 71% support. Â The top ten most popular Governors here, and the least popular Governors here.Â Â Eight of the top ten are Republican, one is a Democrat and one Independent.Â Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder has had the largest drop in popularity since the Flint water crisis began.
Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe has an approval rating 58% with disapproval on 24%. Â The survey must have been completed prior to McAuliffe pardoning 206,000 felons, with 21% or about 40,000, being violent felons.Â Â That couldn’t have been a popular move by the Governor and it’s probably not even legal. Governor has released a data page on the felons he has pardoned, including age, gender and race. Â Republicans in the General Assembly have hired high powered DC attorney Charles J. Cooper to challenge McAuliffe’s actions.Â
An interactive map of the popularity of all Governors here.Â