Charlie Baker again polled as the country’s most popular governor

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, during a a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. One of the glass panes in the memorial was damaged by a vandal last month. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks July 11 during a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. –Elise Amendola / AP, File

According to second-quarter polling data from Morning Consult released Tuesday, Charlie Baker has the highest approval rating of any governor in the country at 71 percent.

Baker had the highest approval rating in their first-quarter poll as well, at 75 percent. That was up from September when his approval rating was 70 percent, then third highest in the country.

The firm interviewed more than 195,000 registered voters between April and July for their second-quarter poll. Seventy-one percent of Massachusetts voters polled approved of Baker, 17 percent disapproved, and 12 percent were undecided.

Behind Baker were Republicans Larry Hogan of Maryland with a 68 percent approval rating and Matt Mead of Wyoming at 67 percent. The country’s most unpopular governor was New Jersey’s Chris Christie with a disapproval rating of 69 percent. Twenty-five percent of New Jersey residents polled approved of Christie, and 6 percent were undecided.

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