How Massachusetts Voters Rank Governor Charlie Baker’s Performance
Usually, after eight years in the spotlight, the luster begins to wear off and the popularity wears a bit thin. Not so with Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker.
Voters will select Baker's replacement in the general election on November 8, 2022. Baker, who decided against seeking a third term, leaves office in January after serving two full four-year terms and goes out at the top of his game.
A Tuesday Morning Consult poll gives Baker high marks with Massachusetts voters. The poll says 74 percent of registered voters in the Bay State approve of Baker's job performance. Only 20 percent say "Sorry, Charlie," giving Baker a thumbs down for his time in office.
According to the poll, nine of the 10 most popular governors are Republicans. Andy Beshear, Kentucky's Democrat governor, finished in ninth place.
Vermont Republican Phil Scott finished behind Baker in second place with 73 percent approval. Maryland Republican Larry Hogan finished in third place with 70 percent approval.
New Hampshire's Republican Governor, Chris Sununu, finished in 10th place with 59 percent approval.
How did the three remaining New England governors fare in the Tuesday Morning Consult poll?
Connecticut Democrat Ned Lamont finished in 12th place with 58 percent approval. Maine Democrat Janet Mills ranked 25th-most popular with a 54 percent approval rating, and Rhode Island Democrat Dan McKee finished in 47th place with 47 percent support.
Baker has scored high favorability ratings with voters since taking office in January 2015.
A native of Elmira, New York, Baker turns 66 years old on November 13, 2022.