New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who made national headlines for lounging on a public beach closed during a budget crisis to everyone but the Christie family, anchors the 50-governor list with a 69 percent disapproval rating.
Not far behind Christie are Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, with a 66 percent disapproval rating and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, a Democrat, with a 64 percent disapproval rating. Kansas Republican lawmakers rejected Brownback’s steep tax cuts approach to governing and economic growth earlier this year.
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The most popular governors in America are Republicans Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Larry Hogan of Maryland and Matt Mead of Wyoming. More than two-thirds of voters in their states like the job they’re doing.
Republicans control 33 of 50 governorships.
Morning Consult’s popularity poll of U.S. Senators released in April showed Republican Rob Portman with a 53 percent approval rating and Democrat Sherrod Brown with a 52 percent rating.