Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) is the most unpopular governor in America, according to a Morning Consult poll published Tuesday.
“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had a tough 2016, and this year isn’t starting off any better for him,” the Morning Consult poll states.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) speaks during the "Managing the Disruption" conference held at the Tideline Ocean Resort on April 3, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. A New poll found he is the most unpopular governor in the country. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The poll found that Christie, a former Republican presidential candidate, has an approval rating of only 25 percent among New Jersey voters while 71 percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of him.
According to Morning Consult, Christie’s approval rating “took a turn for the worse” in New Jersey after he endorsed Donald Trump for president in the Republican primary after ending his own bid for the nomination. Christie's approval rating was also impacted by the “Bridgegate” scandal.
After Christie, the poll found that Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) is the second most unpopular governor, followed by Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.), Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.), and Gov. Bill Walker (I-Alaska).
The poll found that the two most popular governors in America are Republicans in blue northeastern states: Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.). According to Morning Consult, voters like their reputations as “bipartisan dealmakers.”
Following Baker and Hogan, Gov. Doug Burgum, (R-N.D.), Gov. Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R-S.D.) are the governors most popular in their states.
See Morning Consult’s full list of governors here.
(H/T: The Hill)