ILLINOIS (WCIA) — New approval numbers are out comparing the most and least popular governors around the country. The Morning Consults Governor Approval Rankings show Governor Bruce Rauner near the bottom of the list.
Rauner ranks fifth worst as most voters say they disapprove of his performance over the last two years in office. The survey asked more than 250,000 registered voters nationwide.
With his re-election underway inching closer to 2018, he will want to change some minds. The survey shows Rauner suffered a 16-point net loss, with 30% of voters approving of his performance and 55% giving him the thumb’s down.
People were surveyed from July to September, so even after the state passed a budget, many are still not pleased with how Rauner continues to govern.
Some reasons could be disagreements with Democrats in the legislature over budget issues and multiple changes in his staff.
The survey is taken a few times throughout the year and the latest data showed Rauner placed as the seventh most unpopular governor. Since then, he’s taken another dive on the chart to fifth.
The least popular governor in the poll is Governor Chris Christie from New Jersey. Charlie Baker, a Republican from Massachusetts, took the lead, getting the highest approval rating from voters.