Special Report

The Most And Least Popular Governors During the Pandemic

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6. Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) of Rhode Island
> Approve or strongly approve: 61%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 74% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 60% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 7.3% (12th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 9,232 per 100,000 people — 6th highest (total: 97,614)

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7. Gov. Mike DeWine (R) of Ohio
> Approve or strongly approve: 59%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 81% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 56% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.7% (24th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,648 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 777,065)

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8. Gov. Jared Polis (D) of Colorado
> Approve or strongly approve: 57%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 64% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 51% – late July
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 6.4% (18th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,302 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 358,947)

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9. Gov. Laura Kelly (D) of Kansas
> Approve or strongly approve: 57%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 68% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 46% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.6% (22nd lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 8,323 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 242,322)

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10. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of New York
> Approve or strongly approve: 57%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 71% – late July
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 57% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 8.4% (4th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 5,764 per 100,000 people — 12th lowest (total: 1,126,442)