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Abbott Ranked One of the Most Popular Governors in the U.S.

Governor Greg Abbott is still one of the most popular governors in the nation, according to a new survey.

Morning Consult's 2017 "America's Most & Least Popular Governors" survey is giving Governor Greg Abbott the number 12 spot among all governors in the nation. According to the survey, Governor Abbott holds a 60 percent approval rate against his 27 percent disapproval rating, among those surveyed.

Governor Abbott has previously been in the top ten for the survey, but was edged out due to his disapproval rating being higher than that of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison (60/23) and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (60/23). Governor Abbott narrowly edged out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the spot. Governor Cuomo holds a 60 percent approval rating against his 30 percent disapproval rating in New York.

The survey showed that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is the most popular governor in the nation with a 71 percent approval rating against his 17 percent disapproval rating. Baker is followed in the top five by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (68/16), Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (67/15), North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, (66/15), and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (65/25).

According to the survey, the least popular governor in the nation is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie holds a modest 25 percent against his 69 percent disapproval rating. Christie narrowly took the number 50 spot over Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (25/66) and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy (29/64).

For more information, visit the survey at

Photo by the Dallas Morning News

Photo by the Dallas Morning News

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