Ned Lamont Ranks At the Bottom of the Country’s Most Popular Governors List
Here's a real surprise -- Connecticut apparently has the least popular Governor in the entire Country. Does this shock you?
Morning Consult is a company that surveys over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on their governor. Four times a year, they release data providing an in-depth look at how all 50 governors stand with voters in their state and it doesn't look too good for Ned.
Here's how they break down the analytics of their survey: The most popular and unpopular governors are determined by total approval and total disapproval, with net approval (approval minus disapproval) serving as the tiebreaker.
So here's a list of the Top 5 Governors that are very popular in their respected states:
- Charlie Baker (R-MA) 73% approval rating
- Larry Hogan (R-MD) 71% approval rating
- Chris Sununu (R-NH) 64% approval rating
- Kay Ivey (R-AL) 63% approval rating
- Phil Scott (R-VT) 59% approval rating
Here's a list of the bottom dwellers, the least popular Governors in their respected states:
- Ned Lamont (D-CT) 33% approval rating
- Matt Bevin (R-KY) 33% approval rating
- Gina Raimondo (D-RI) 40% approval rating
- Ralph Northam (D-VA) 40% approval rating
- JB Pritzker (D-IL) 40% approval rating
Even though he was tied for last in approval ratings, Lamont's unfavorable rating was not that bad, only 38%, but he also had one of the highest percentages of people who hadn't heard of him at all, 29%.
If you live in New York, Governor Cuomo did much better than Lamont. Cuomo wound up in the middle of the pack, with a 49% approval rating. But he did have a rather high 40% unfavorable rating.
By the way, when it came to most and least popular Senators, Bernie Sanders of Vermont was at the top of the list, with a 62% approval rating, and Bob Menendez of New Jersey was at the bottom with a 33% approval rating.