New poll shows Greg Abbott’s popularity drop, but still comfortably among most popular governors

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Updated 6:32 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Days after Gov. Greg Abbott launched his 2018 re-election bid, a new poll shows a steep drop in his net approval rating, but he is still maintaining a comfortable position among the most popular governors in America. 

Independent research surveying site Morning Consult examined 50 governors across the nation, ranking them by their approval and disapproval ratings. Abbott landed at No. 11 with a 60 percent approval rating and 27 percent disapproval rating.

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Since the poll was last conducted in April, Abbott has dropped four places from number seven, when he had a 64 percent approval and 24 percent disapproval rating. 

Of the 10 most popular governors in America, all are Republican. At number one was Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts with a 71 percent approval and 17 percent disapproval rating.

The most unpopular governor in America was New Jersey’s Chris Christie with a 69 percent disapproval rating.

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Abbott launched his re-election bid last Friday, warning that “liberals are trying to mess with Texas,” and promising that “Texas values are not up for grabs.” The 2018 Texas gubernatorial election is roughly 16 months away.

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