In a recent poll by Morning Consult, more than 85,000 registered voters across America evaluated the job performance of their governors in the first quarter of 2017. Interestingly, the top 10 all have one thing in common: they’re all Republicans. Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) ranked dead last.
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GLENN: Who is the most popular governor in America?
STU: Okay. Yeah, so this is incredible actually. Let me give you the top ten. Number ten, Gary Herbert from Utah, 64 percent.
GLENN: Number ten. Wow.
STU: Number ten. Tied with number nine —
GLENN: I like Gary. I don’t necessarily like his policies. I don’t know much about it, but I like him. He’s a nice guy.
STU: There’s four governors tied at 64 percent. Gary Herbert. Greg Abbott, here in Texas.
GLENN: Greg Abbott is only at 64 percent?
STU: Pretty good.
GLENN: Greg Abbott should be the number one governor in America.
STU: Good for top ten. That’s pretty good.
GLENN: Oh, that’s — that is an insult to Greg Abbott.
STU: Tennessee Bill Haslam. And Nevada’s Brian Sandoval, all have 64 percent. In sixth place, Arkansas. Asa Hutchinson, at 67 percent.
GLENN: Wait a minute. So far — aren’t all of these — all of these guys are Republican, aren’t they?
STU: So far, all Republicans.
JEFFY: Yes, they are.
STU: Fifth place, South Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, 68 percent.
PAT: Another Republican.
GLENN: Don’t know about him.
STU: Also tied at 68 percent, Vermont’s Phil Scott. Also a Republican.
GLENN: In Vermont.
STU: In Vermont. Kind of interesting.
STU: Number three, North Dakota’s Doug Burgum at 69 percent.
PAT: Also a Republican.
STU: Republican. Number two, Maryland’s Larry Hogan.
PAT: Can’t be a Republican. And yet he is.
STU: Also a Republican.
GLENN: You’ve got to be kidding me.
PAT: That’s amazing.
STU: 72 percent approval in Maryland for a Republican.
PAT: In Maryland. Wow.
GLENN: What has he done? What pact with the devil has he made?
PAT: Wow. Wow. That’s amazing, isn’t it?
GLENN: Yeah, that’s incredible.
PAT: A Republican governor with 73 percent approval in Maryland.
GLENN: And nine points higher than Greg Abbott.
PAT: That’s crazy. Jeez.
GLENN: Greg Abbott — I’m telling you, America, Greg Abbott is the greatest — I mean, I would vote for him in 2020.
STU: I don’t think he’s running in 2020.
GLENN: No, he’s not.
STU: Against a Republican.
PAT: For president.
GLENN: For president. He’s remarkable. He’s remarkable.
PAT: You could remark upon him.
STU: And you just did.
PAT: You do have the ability to remark —
GLENN: Shut up. Shut up.
STU: It’s historic. It’s happened in history.
STU: Number one governor approval rating in America, Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker. 75 percent.
GLENN: Holy cow.
STU: A Republican.
PAT: Also a Republican.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. The whole top ten.
STU: The whole top ten are all Republicans. Number one, number two, and number four, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Vermont, Republicans.
PAT: That’s crazy.
STU: I mean, look, they might not be as conservative as you might want — and, by the way, number 11 is Nathan Deal from Georgia.
GLENN: Where do you have to go to get to the first Democrat?
STU: Number 12, New York’s Andrew Cuomo at 62 percent, which I wonder why. If that —
GLENN: But he just fits New York. I mean, you know.
STU: Yeah, well, obviously you’ve got the history there with his father.
GLENN: Everybody is screaming, if I could just get another New York liberal to choose from —