There Are NO Democrats on This List of the Top 10 Most Popular Governors in America

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18: Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and Texas governor Greg Abbott at NRG Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Not one of the 10 most popular governors across the country today is from the Democratic Party, according to a recently published poll.

Tech and research company Morning Consult ​released its quarterly Governor Approval Ratings survey on Wednesday ranking all 50 governors in the United States according to their approval ratings among voters.

Taken from 326,051 surveys with registered voters across the country asking voters to evaluate state ​govern​ors based on their time in office from April 1 to June 30 of 2018, the study revealed an interesting statistic: The 10 most popular state governors in the United States are all from the Republican Party.

Given that there are 33 Republicans, 16 Democrats, and 1 Independent currently holding the office of governor in the United States, it not surprising to see Republicans more heavily represented among the top 10 most popular governors.

Nor was it surprising that governors from traditionally Republican states, like Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, ​Greg Abbott of Texas, and Kay Ivey of Alabama, all made the top of the list.

What might have been more unexpected was how popular a group of Republican governors are in traditionally blue states or states won by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. This group includes Larry Hogan of Maryland, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Baker maintained his spot at the top of the list as the most ​popular governor in America, winning 69 percent of voters’ approval. Baker’s consistent popularity makes him a heavy favorite for re-election this year.

On the Democrats’ side, the highest ranking governor was outgoing John Hickenlooper of Colorado, who placed 16th on the list.


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