How Does Every U.S. Governor Have a Net Positive Approval Rating?

Would it surprise you to know that all the governors of the United States enjoy a high level of approval from their constituents? This appears to be true.

According to a recent Morning Consult poll, all governors have a high rating from residents of their state. This means that there are more people who approve than disapprove of the official’s performance.

I think the reason is simpler than what you may think.

Seven out of the top 10 governors are Republicans, while three are Democrats. What is the reason for this?

You could adopt a Pollyannish view and conclude that these governors are highly competent and efficient. These governors have also gained the trust of their constituents.

If you don’t want to get the point, choose one of these options.

The majority of the people in each state agree with the political views of their governors. If they weren’t elected, they wouldn’t be in office.

Congress, too, is a popular institution. While the legislature may not be as popular as Big Macs served at vegan events or other similar events in general but opinions about specific legislators are quite different.

A narrow majority of Republicans (54%) approve of how their party’s leaders are doing, up from September 2021 when opinion was divided in evaluations of Republican leaders (49% approved, 49% disapproved).

In the fall of 2021, 67% of Democrats said the same.

I could not find any recent data analyzing attitudes toward state legislatures. I did find some data for 2013, which looked at this same topic.

Only 30% of Republicans in Democratic-led states view their state government positively.

Democrats in Democratic-led states and Democratic Leaners have positive views about the state government. Democrats do not have negative opinions toward state governments led by opposition parties. Democrats in Republican-led state governments hold equal numbers of positive (50%) and negative (46%) opinions.

Even those who support the governor’s political philosophy might have concerns about how he governs.

There may be a similarity in attitudes between states, which is why constituents are more positive about their governors. It almost appears to support a smaller (or nonexistent) central government and more power to the states.