April 11, 2017

Poll: Christie is nation's most unpopular governor

Polls Chris Christie
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the most unpopular governor in the entire country, according to one new poll.

The Morning Consult released the results of its survey ranking U.S. governors, and Christie really didn't do well. According to the poll, 71 percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of Christie's job performance, while only 25 percent approve. Four percent said they either didn't have an opinion or didn't know. 

"Christie’s numbers took a turn for the worse in the months following that endorsement [of Donald Trump for president], and they’ve continued to trend in the wrong direction," the poll said. "The continuing slide was enough to knock Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback off of his perch as the country’s most unpopular governor."

Brownback had a 66 percent disapproval rating.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ranked toward the bottom of the list with a 43 percent disapproval rating. Forty-eight percent of Pennsylvanians approve of Wolf's job performance. Nine percent said they didn't know or weren't sure, according to the Morning Consult.

The most popular governor was Massachusetts' Charlie Baker. He had a 75 percent job approval rating.

The Morning Consult surveyed more than 85,000 registered voters from January 2017 to March 2017 to find the results.

The organization ranked senators, too, and found that U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey scored low, with a 38 percent disapproval rating and 47 percent approval rating. Fifteen percent said they didn't know or didn't have an opinion.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey had a 29 percent disapproval rating and 49 percent approval rating. Twenty-two percent said that they didn't have an opinion or didn't know.

Check out the results of Morning Consult's governor survey here or its senator poll here