The Most and Least Popular Governors in America

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11. Gov. Doug Burgum (R) – North Dakota
> Popularity: 58% approve; 19% disapprove
> Current term: Dec. 2016 – Dec. 2020
> Governor’s salary: $129,096 (16th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.6% (4th lowest)

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12. Gov. Kay Ivey (R) – Alabama
> Popularity: 57% approve; 30% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $120,395 (12th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.9% (21st highest)

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13. Gov. Bill Lee (R) – Tennessee
> Popularity: 56% approve; 19% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $194,112 (4th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.5% (21st lowest)

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14. Gov. John Carney (D) – Delaware
> Popularity: 55% approve; 25% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> Governor’s salary: $171,000 (12th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.8% (25th lowest)

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15. Gov. Phil Bryant (R) – Mississippi
> Popularity: 55% approve; 26% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2016 – Jan. 2020
> Governor’s salary: $122,160 (14th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.8% (5th highest)