Special Report

The Most And Least Popular Governors During the Pandemic

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31. Gov. Doug Burgum (R) of North Dakota
> Approve or strongly approve: 46%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 66% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 46% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 4.5% (11th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 12,461 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 94,716)

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32. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) of Pennsylvania
> Approve or strongly approve: 46%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 57% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 46% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 6.6% (17th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 5,628 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 720,816)

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33. Gov. Mark Gordon (R) of Wyoming
> Approve or strongly approve: 46%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 65% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 42% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.1% (19th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 8,106 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 46,832)

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34. Gov. Bill Lee (R) of Tennessee
> Approve or strongly approve: 45%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 62% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 38% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.3% (20th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 9,658 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 653,869)

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35. Gov. John Carney (D) of Delaware
> Approve or strongly approve: 44%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 69% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 44% – current
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.1% (19th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,749 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 65,273)

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