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Malloy's No. 1 (Sort Of): Rated Least Popular Governor In Nation

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, is the least popular governor in the country, with 72 percent of survey respondents disapproving of his job performance, according to Morning Consult.

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For the fifth quarter in a row, America’s 10 most popular governors are all Republicans.

That’s according to the latest edition of Morning Consult’s Governor Approval Rankings, compiled from online surveys conducted with nearly 275,000 registered voters from Jan. 1 through March 31. More details can be found by clicking here.

The top four most popular in the rankings remain unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2017, with Govs. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Kay Ivey of Alabama and Phil Scott of Vermont enjoying support from at least 65 percent of their constituents. New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu and North Dakota’s Doug Burgum rejoin the top 10 in lieu of Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Greg Abbott of Texas.

At the other end of the scale, Connecticut's  Malloy  is now the most unpopular governor, replacing former Republican Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Sam Brownback of Kansas, who traded the dubious distinction during the past two years.

Malloy isn’t seeking a third term in office, but five governors in the bottom 10 are on the ballot in 2018: Bruce Rauner (R-Ill.), Bill Walker (I-Alaska), Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and David Ige (D-Hawaii).

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