Special Report

America's Most and Least Popular Governors

Samuel Stebbins

48. Gov. David Ige (D) of Hawaii
> Approval: 32%
> Disapproval: 58% (the highest)
> Don’t know: 11% (5th lowest)
> In office since: Dec. 1, 2014
> Hawaii could run on only rainy day funds in FY 2018 for: 53 days (14th most)
> Rainy day fund: $1.13 billion (21st largest)
> Dec. 2019 unemployment rate: 2.6% (8th lowest)

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47. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) of Connecticut
> Approval: 32%
> Disapproval: 51% (3rd highest)
> Don’t know: 17% (22nd lowest)
> In office since: Jan. 9, 2019
> Connecticut could run on only rainy day funds in FY 2018 for: 23 days (9th least)
> Rainy day fund: $1.19 billion (20th largest)
> Dec. 2019 unemployment rate: 3.7% (14th highest)

Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Images

46. Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) of Rhode Island
> Approval: 35%
> Disapproval: 55% (2nd highest)
> Don’t know: 10% (2nd lowest)
> In office since: Jan. 6, 2015
> Rhode Island could run on only rainy day funds in FY 2018 for: 23 days (10th least)
> Rainy day fund: $244 million (8th smallest)
> Dec. 2019 unemployment rate: 3.5% (20th highest)

45. Gov. Kate Brown (D) of Oregon
> Approval: 37%
> Disapproval: 50% (4th highest)
> Don’t know: 13% (11th lowest)
> In office since: Feb. 18, 2015
> Oregon could run on only rainy day funds in FY 2018 for: 93 days (4th most)
> Rainy day fund: $2.49 billion (11th largest)
> Dec. 2019 unemployment rate: 3.7% (14th highest)

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44. Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) of Alaska
> Approval: 42%
> Disapproval: 42% (8th highest)
> Don’t know: 17% (22nd lowest)
> In office since: Dec. 3, 2018
> Alaska could run on only rainy day funds in FY 2018 for: 208 days (2nd most)
> Rainy day fund: $2.56 billion (9th largest)
> Dec. 2019 unemployment rate: 6.1% (the highest)