Special Report

The Most And Least Popular Governors During the Pandemic

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36. Gov. Kate Brown (D) of Oregon
> Approve or strongly approve: 43%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 61% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 39% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 6.0% (24th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 2,999 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 125,683)

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37. Gov. Mike Parson (R) of Missouri
> Approve or strongly approve: 41%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 60% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 37% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 4.4% (10th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,910 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 423,327)

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38. Gov. Greg Abbott (R) of Texas
> Approve or strongly approve: 41%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 61% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 35% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 8.1% (8th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,809 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 1,954,406)

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39. Gov. Tony Evers (D) of Wisconsin
> Approve or strongly approve: 41%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 56% – late April
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 39% – September
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 5.0% (17th lowest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 8,719 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 506,890)

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40. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida
> Approve or strongly approve: 40%
> Highest approval rating during COVID-19: 50% – late May
> Lowest approval rating during COVID-19: 29% – late August
> Nov 2020 unemployment: 6.4% (18th highest)
> COVID-19 infections as of Jan 10, 2021: 6,935 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 1,477,010)

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