Source: The Washington Post
A new Washington Post-Ipsos poll reveals that Democratic governors are enjoying across-the-board approval from constituents on both sides of the aisle, while Republican governors’ approval ratings are more varied.
The disparities, the piece notes, “appear to be linked…to the differing paths the governors have adopted.” In other words, Republican governors who are reopening states quickly versus taking a more measured approach are receiving lower marks.
Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp was slow to act initially and quick to reopen the economy. Now, he is suffering from “overwhelming disapproval among Georgia Democrats, and lukewarm approval among Republicans.” In Georgia, 65 percent say the state is “lifting restrictions too quickly,” the Washington Post reports.
In North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper has an overall support level for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic at 74 percent. That includes more than 90% of Democrats and over half of Republicans in the state.
The polling also indicates how much more trust voters put in their leaders at the state level than in those at the federal level, even in a state as divided politically as North Carolina. For governors like Roy Cooper, that continued trust is likely to play a key role in reelection efforts this November.
Read the full story on how governors are faring during the coronavirus pandemic from The Washington Post.