Special Report

The Most And Least Popular Governors During the Pandemic

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21. Gov. JB Pritzker (D) of Illinois
> Approve or strongly approve: 49%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 63% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 49% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 6.9% (13th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 8,074 per 100,000 people — 19th highest (total: 1,028,750)

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22. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) of Louisiana
> Approve or strongly approve: 49%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 67% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 43% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 8.3% (5th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 7,443 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 346,829)

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23. Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) of Nevada
> Approve or strongly approve: 49%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 60% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 41% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 10.1% (2nd highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 8,192 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 248,568)

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24. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) of Virginia
> Approve or strongly approve: 49%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 59% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 46% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 4.9% (14th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 4,683 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 398,856)

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25. Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) of Alaska
> Approve or strongly approve: 48%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 61% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 34% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 8.1% (8th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,810 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 50,218)