PA-Gov: Poll: Wolf Approval Rating at 50%
That’s according to Morning Consult, who tested the performance of all fifty Governors throughout America.
Wolf scored a 50% approval rating against a 36% disapproval rating.
Morning Consult hypothesizes that the Governor’s positive numbers are the result of being new to the office.
“Voters appear to give the benefit of the doubt to governors who have only recently won office,” they write. “Less than a year into their terms, Baker, Hogan, Alaska’s Walker, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) all have approval ratings north of 59 percent. Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) both have approval ratings over 50 percent.”
Just one freshman Governor – poor Bruce Rauner, Republican of Illinois – received a higher disapproval than approval score.
For those interested, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) performed the best with a 74% approval rating and just 14% disapproving. Meanwhile, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) brought up the rear with an approval rating of only 26% against a 65% disapproval rating.
Morning Consult surveyed 3,832 registered Pennsylvania voters. The margin of error is +/-1.6%.