Special Report

The Most And Least Popular Governors During the Pandemic

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11. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) of Michigan
> Approve or strongly approve: 56%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 69% – late June
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 53% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 6.9% (13th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 5,628 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 562,553)

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12. Gov. Chris Sununu (R) of New Hampshire
> Approve or strongly approve: 55%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 74% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 55% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 3.8% (5th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 3,804 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 51,600)

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13. Gov. Andy Beshear (D) of Kentucky
> Approve or strongly approve: 54%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 79% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 54% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.6% (22nd lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,795 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 303,625)

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14. Gov. Janet Mills (D) of Maine
> Approve or strongly approve: 53%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 67% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 50% – late May
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.0% (17th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 2,188 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 29,290)

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15. Gov. Gary R. Herbert (R) of Utah
> Approve or strongly approve: 53%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 60% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 44% – late July
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 4.3% (6th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 9,680 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 305,999)