SALT LAKE CITY — According to data published by Morning Consult, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is tied for the sixth-highest approval rating among governors in all 50 states.
62% of registered voters in Utah approve of Cox’s job performance, putting him in line with Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, both Republicans.
Of the 28 governors up for re-election this fall, only Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin is viewed more negatively than positively by voters in his state.
In Colorado, 57% of voters approve of Gov. Jared Polis (D) and 35% disapprove.
“Across the country, all but eight governors are backed by 50% or more of their state’s voters. And in nearly all cases, the Democrats among them are getting higher approval ratings than Biden, while more often than not drawing more cross-party support than the president and Democratic senators,” writes Eli Yokley for Morning Consult.
“But when considering each state, the average GOP governor has a higher approval rating than the average Democratic governor (58% to 51%), boosted by the popularity of a handful of blue-state Republicans.”