The Most and Least Popular Governors in America

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36. Gov. Jared Polis (D) – Colorado
> Popularity: 46% approve; 35% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $90,000 (2nd lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.3% (15th lowest)

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37. Gov. Janet Mills (D) – Maine
> Popularity: 46% approve; 44% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $70,000 (the lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 3.4% (20th lowest)

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38. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) – Michigan
> Popularity: 46% approve; 34% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $159,300 (14th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)

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39. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) – Iowa
> Popularity: 45% approve; 41% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2023
> Governor’s salary: $130,000 (18th lowest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 2.5% (3rd lowest)

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40. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) – New Jersey
> Popularity: 45% approve; 38% disapprove
> Current term: Jan. 2018 – Jan. 2022
> Governor’s salary: $175,000 (9th highest)
> 2018 state unemployment: 4.1% (15th highest)