According to the latest Morning Consult poll, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is the fifth most popular governor. Morning Consult is known for these polls. Over the summer, the poll showed Dunleavy was 10 from the top. Since then, Dunleavy’s popularity has doubled.
Now, Alaska’s governor is even more popular than South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
Gov. Phil Scott of Vermont enjoys the greatest popularity among all 40 governors, and like Scott, seven of the top 10 governors are Republicans. Scott is the nation’s most popular governor for the fourth quarter in a row.
Gov. Mark Gordon of Wyoming, another Republican, has the second spot, followed by Chris Sununu of New Hampshire and Democrat Josh Green of Hawaii.
Dunleavy has a 63% approval rating, with a 25% disapproval rating and 12% who don’t know or won’t say. This is a big change from when he has a 42% approval rating in 2020, after unrelenting attacks by Democrats, including a savage recall campaign against him, which ultimately failed to get enough signatures to make it to the ballot.
The polls are conducted state by state, with only Alaska likely voters answering the approval-disapproval questions about Dunleavy.