The Most and Least Popular Governors in America

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16. Gov. Gary Herbert (R) – Utah
> Popularity: 55% approve; 28% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> Governor’s salary: $150,000 (19th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.1% (12th lowest)

17. Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) – Nebraska
> Popularity: 54% approve; 34% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $105,000 (7th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.8% (7th lowest)

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18. Gov. Henry McMaster (R) – South Carolina
> Popularity: 54% approve; 26% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $106,078 (8th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.4% (20th lowest)

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19. Gov. Brian Kemp (R) – Georgia
> Popularity: 53% approve; 28% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $175,000 (9th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.9% (21st highest)

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20. Gov. Steve Bullock (D) – Montana
> Popularity: 53% approve; 31% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2021
> Governor’s salary: $115,505 (11th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.7% (24th lowest)