Teflon Charlie: Baker sky-high popularity holds amid RMV scandal, T troubles

“Baker has an executive tone with handling issues, which is the opposite from how President Trump acts."

Governor Charlie Baker remains popular among state residents despite a series of administrative troubles. –Lane Turner/Globe Staff/File 2019

Catastrophic delays on the MBTA. A drip-drip of revelations about the Registry of Motor Vehicles leaving thousands of alerts about law-breaking Massachusetts drivers unprocessed. Ongoing scandal at the Massachusetts State Police.

It was a rough July, August, and September for Governor Charlie Baker.

But through it all, the Republican kept his sky-high job approval ratings and his long-held perch as the nation’s most popular governor, according to a survey released Thursday.


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