Political Intelligence | Q4 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
Mark
Gordon
(R - WY)
 69%  11%
2
Larry
Hogan
(R - MD)
 69%  16%
3
Charlie
Baker
(R - MA)
 69%  19%
4
Phil
Scott
(R - VT)
 65%  22%
5
Chris
Sununu
(R - NH)
 59%  30%
6
Doug
Burgum
(R - ND)
 58%  20%
7
Ron
DeSantis
(R - FL)
 58%  22%
8
Greg
Abbott
(R - TX)
 58%  23%
9
Asa
Hutchinson
(R - AR)
 58%  24%
10
Kay
Ivey
(R - AL)
 58%  28%

Governor Lookup

Search for a governor to view how their approval has shifted over time, as well as their net approval among Democrats, independents and Republicans. 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.

Net approval:
All voters
Democrats
Republicans
Independents
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
  • Greg Abbott (R-TX)
    58% 18% 23%
  • Charlie Baker (R-MA)
    69% 12% 19%
  • John Bel Edwards (D-LA)
    54% 11% 35%
  • Matt Bevin (R-KY)
    34% 11% 55%
  • Kate Brown (D-OR)
    37% 13% 50%
  • Phil Bryant (R-MS)
    55% 20% 25%
  • Steve Bullock (D-MT)
    52% 17% 31%
  • Doug Burgum (R-ND)
    58% 22% 20%
  • John Carney (D-DE)
    53% 21% 26%
  • Roy Cooper (D-NC)
    47% 21% 32%
  • Andrew Cuomo (D-NY)
    47% 11% 42%
  • Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
    58% 20% 22%
  • Mike DeWine (R-OH)
    49% 21% 30%
  • Doug Ducey (R-AZ)
    50% 22% 29%
  • Mike Dunleavy (R-AK)
    42% 17% 42%
  • Tony Evers (D-WI)
    48% 16% 36%
  • Mark Gordon (R-WY)
    69% 20% 11%
  • Gary Herbert (R-UT)
    53% 17% 29%
  • Larry Hogan (R-MD)
    69% 15% 16%
  • Eric Holcomb (R-IN)
    51% 27% 23%
  • Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
    58% 19% 24%
  • David Ige (D-HI)
    32% 11% 58%
  • Jay Inslee (D-WA)
    44% 19% 38%
  • Kay Ivey (R-AL)
    58% 15% 28%
  • Jim Justice (R-WV)
    43% 13% 44%
  • Laura Kelly (D-KS)
    50% 26% 24%
  • Brian Kemp (R-GA)
    53% 21% 27%
  • Ned Lamont (D-CT)
    32% 17% 51%
  • Bill Lee (R-TN)
    57% 24% 19%
  • Brad Little (R-ID)
    55% 22% 23%
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)
    44% 18% 39%
  • Henry McMaster (R-SC)
    53% 20% 26%
  • Janet Mills (D-ME)
    47% 8% 45%
  • Phil Murphy (D-NJ)
    46% 18% 37%
  • Gavin Newsom (D-CA)
    42% 20% 38%
  • Kristi Noem (R-SD)
    43% 12% 45%
  • Ralph Northam (D-VA)
    42% 22% 36%
  • Mike Parson (R-MO)
    49% 27% 24%
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
    46% 20% 34%
  • JB Pritzker (D-IL)
    43% 16% 41%
  • Gina Raimondo (D-RI)
    35% 10% 55%
  • Kim Reynolds (R-IA)
    44% 17% 39%
  • Pete Ricketts (R-NE)
    52% 14% 34%
  • Phil Scott (R-VT)
    65% 13% 22%
  • Steve Sisolak (D-NV)
    50% 23% 27%
  • Kevin Stitt (R-OK)
    56% 24% 21%
  • Chris Sununu (R-NH)
    59% 12% 30%
  • Tim Walz (D-MN)
    52% 21% 27%
  • Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI)
    42% 19% 39%
  • Tom Wolf (D-PA)
    53% 14% 33%
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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 493,910 surveys with registered U.S. voters from October 1 through December 31, 2019, to determine the Q4 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 2016 Current Population Survey. We applied post-stratification weights based on gender, age, educational attainment and race.

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