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Chris Christie, the embattled New Jersey Republican, is the country’s most unpopular governor, according to a new poll of his constituents.
Seventy-one percent of New Jersey voters polled disapprove of the job Christie is doing, while just 25% approve. Christie, whose term is up at the end of the year, has faced dismal job approval ratings for many months, but they reached a new low after two of his former aides were convicted last fall in the “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal.
The country’s most popular governors include Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Larry Hogan of Maryland, and Phil Scott of Vermont – all Republicans in traditionally Democratic states.
The poll surveyed over 85,000 registered voters about their governors between January and March 2017.
The 5 most popular governors are:
1. Massachusetts Republican Charlie Baker
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2. Maryland Republican Larry Hogan
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3. North Dakota Republican Doug Burgum
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4. Vermont Republican Phil Scott
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5. South Dakota Republican Dennis Daugaard
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And now for the least popular:
1. New Jersey Republican Chris Christie
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2. Kansas Republican Sam Brownback
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3. Connecticut Democrat Dan Malloy
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4. Michigan Republican Rick Snyder
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5. Alaska Independent Bill Walker
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