Robert Bentley is one of America’s least popular governors

Governor Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley can’t catch a break these days. The Alabama Governor is not only facing a continued call for his impeachment, but now he’s been ranked as one of the least popular governors in America.

On Tuesday, media and research company, Morning Consult ranked America’s governors and Bentley ranked as the 8th least popular in the country.

53 percent of respondents said they disapproved of Bentley’s job performance. Only 35 percent said they approved of Bentley’s job performance, and 12 percent were undecided.

Bentley’s new approvals ratings come in stark contrast from earlier in the year. He moved from a 1-point net approval rating among state residents to a whopping 18-point deficit between voters who have a favorable view of him (35 percent) and those who have an unfavorable view (53 percent).

Bentley’s drop in favorability is almost certainly linked to his admission that he made inappropriate remarks to a former senior advisor Rebekah Mason. Before that scandal, from January through early May, his ratings were hovered around 46 percent approval and 45 percent disapproval.

According to the Morning Consult here are the five most unpopular governors:

  • Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
  • Dan Malloy (D-Conn.)
  • Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
  • Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
  • Paul LePage (R-Maine)

According to the Morning Consult here are the five most popular governors:

  • Dennis Daugaard (R-S.D.)
  • Larry Hogan (R-Md.)
  • Charlie Baker (R-Mass.)
  • Steve Bullock (D-Mont.)
  • Gary Herbert (R-Utah)

The poll that tracked approval ratings of governors nationwide between May and early September, surveying more than 71,900 registered voters nationwide.


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