Political Intelligence | Q3 2019
Morning Consult's Governor Approval Rankings

On a daily basis, Morning Consult is surveying over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on their governor. Each quarter, we’ll update this page with the latest survey data, providing an in-depth look at how all 50 governors stand with voters in their state.

 

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The 10 Most Popular and Unpopular Governors
The most popular and unpopular governors are respectively determined by total approval and total disapproval, with net approval (approval minus disapproval) serving as the tiebreaker.
1
Charlie
Baker
(R - MA)
 73%  16%
2
Larry
Hogan
(R - MD)
 70%  16%
3
Phil
Scott
(R - VT)
 64%  23%
4
Mark
Gordon
(R - WY)
 63%  13%
5
Chris
Sununu
(R - NH)
 62%  26%
6
Kevin
Stitt
(R - OK)
 59%  19%
7
Brad
Little
(R - ID)
 59%  22%
8
Greg
Abbott
(R - TX)
 59%  24%
9
Asa
Hutchinson
(R - AR)
 59%  24%
10
Doug
Burgum
(R - ND)
 58%  19%

Governor Lookup

Search for a governor to view how their approval has shifted over time, as well as their net approval with each party’s voters. Historical data extends back as far as Morning Consult has tracked for each governor, and is not displayed for those governors in their first term.

Each governor is assigned a rank to contextualize their approval. The rank is determined by total approval, with net approval serving as a tie-breaker.

Net approval:
All voters
Democrats
Republicans
Independents
Rank
Approval over time:
Approval Disapproval
This is the first quarter of their first term. Check back next quarter for trend data.

Sortable Table

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Approve
Don't Know
Disapprove
  • Charlie Baker (R-MA)
    73% 12% 16%
  • Larry Hogan (R-MD)
    70% 14% 16%
  • Phil Scott (R-VT)
    64% 13% 23%
  • Mark Gordon (R-WY)
    63% 24% 13%
  • Chris Sununu (R-NH)
    62% 12% 26%
  • Greg Abbott (R-TX)
    59% 17% 24%
  • Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
    59% 17% 24%
  • Brad Little (R-ID)
    59% 19% 22%
  • Kevin Stitt (R-OK)
    59% 23% 19%
  • Doug Burgum (R-ND)
    58% 23% 19%
  • Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
    58% 20% 22%
  • Kay Ivey (R-AL)
    57% 13% 30%
  • Bill Lee (R-TN)
    56% 24% 19%
  • Phil Bryant (R-MS)
    55% 19% 26%
  • John Carney (D-DE)
    55% 20% 25%
  • Gary Herbert (R-UT)
    55% 18% 28%
  • Henry McMaster (R-SC)
    54% 20% 26%
  • Pete Ricketts (R-NE)
    54% 12% 34%
  • Steve Bullock (D-MT)
    53% 16% 31%
  • Brian Kemp (R-GA)
    53% 19% 28%
  • Tom Wolf (D-PA)
    53% 14% 33%
  • John Bel Edwards (D-LA)
    52% 16% 31%
  • Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
    52% 18% 30%
  • Laura Kelly (D-KS)
    52% 25% 23%
  • Steve Sisolak (D-NV)
    52% 23% 25%
  • Eric Holcomb (R-IN)
    51% 26% 23%
  • Tim Walz (D-MN)
    51% 20% 29%
  • Tony Evers (D-WI)
    49% 17% 34%
  • Roy Cooper (D-NC)
    48% 22% 30%
  • Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)
    48% 11% 41%
  • Mike DeWine (R-OH)
    48% 20% 32%
  • Kristi Noem (R-SD)
    48% 11% 41%
  • Mike Parson (R-MO)
    48% 27% 25%
  • Jay Inslee (D-WA)
    47% 18% 35%
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
    47% 16% 37%
  • Janet Mills (D-ME)
    46% 10% 44%
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
    46% 19% 35%
  • Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)
    46% 20% 34%
  • Phil Murphy (D-NJ)
    45% 17% 38%
  • Kim Reynolds (R-IA)
    45% 14% 41%
  • Mike Dunleavy (R-AK)
    43% 17% 41%
  • Gavin Newsom (D-CA)
    43% 21% 36%
  • JB Pritzker (D-IL)
    43% 14% 42%
  • Jim Justice (R-WV)
    42% 11% 47%
  • Ralph Northam (D-VA)
    42% 20% 38%
  • Kate Brown (D-OR)
    38% 12% 50%
  • David Ige (D-HI)
    36% 15% 50%
  • Gina Raimondo (D-RI)
    36% 8% 56%
  • Ned Lamont (D-CT)
    35% 17% 48%
  • Matt Bevin (R-KY)
    34% 13% 53%
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Methodology

About Morning Consult Political Intelligence

On a daily basis, Morning Consult surveys over 5,000 registered voters across the United States. Along with approval ratings for governors, Political Intelligence tracks the 2020 election as well as the approval ratings for all senators, and House members, the President, and more at the national, state and congressional district level. Each week, we will release a report with the most important findings on the 2020 election. Sign-up to receive that report in your inbox here.

Results from the most recent update

Morning Consult conducted 533,985 surveys with registered U.S. voters from July 1 through September 30, 2019, to determine the Q3 2019 Governor Rankings.

The margins of error vary by state and party. You can see the margin of error for each governor here.

In each poll, Americans indicated whether they approve or disapprove of the job performance of their governor. For each question, they could answer strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, strongly disapprove, or don’t know / no opinion.

Morning Consult obtained population parameters for registered voters from the November 2012 Current Population Survey. We applied post-stratification weights based on gender, age, educational attainment and race.

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