The Most and Least Popular Governors in America

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41. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) – California
> Popularity: 43% approve; 36% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $201,680 (the highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.2% (13th highest)

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42. Gov. JB Pritzker (D) – Illinois
> Popularity: 43% approve; 42% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $177,412 (8th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.3% (10th highest)

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43. Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) – Alaska
> Popularity: 43% approve; 41% disapprove
> Current term: Dec. 2018 – Dec. 2022
> Governor’s salary: $145,000 (24th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 6.6% (the highest)

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44. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) – Virginia
> Popularity: 42% approve; 38% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2022
> Governor’s salary: $175,000 (9th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.0% (11th lowest)

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45. Gov. Jim Justice (R) – West Virginia
> Popularity: 42% approve; 47% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> Governor’s salary: $150,000 (19th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 5.3% (2nd highest)