Special Report

The Most and Least Popular Governors in America

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26. Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) – Indiana
> Popularity: 51% approve; 23% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> Governor’s salary: $121,331 (13th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.4% (20th lowest)

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27. Gov. Tim Walz (D) – Minnesota
> Popularity: 51% approve; 29% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $127,629 (15th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.9% (8th lowest)

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28. Gov. Tony Evers (D) – Wisconsin
> Popularity: 49% approve; 34% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $152,756 (18th highest)
> Nov. 2018 voter participation: 62.6% (3rd highest)
> State poverty rate: 11.0% (16th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.0% (11th lowest)

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29. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) – New York
> Popularity: 48% approve; 41% disapprove (tied)
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $200,000 (2nd highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)

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30. Gov. Roy Cooper (D) – North Carolina
> Popularity: 48% approve; 30% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> Governor’s salary: $144,349 (23rd lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.9% (21st highest)