Not bad for a Democratic governor in a blood-red state like Louisiana. Only 32% disapproves of the job Edwards is doing. His rating places him at number 22 among the nation’s 50 governors.
The most popular governor in the country is Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts with a job approval rating of 69%.. The least popular is Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey with a job approval rating of 18%. He has a whopping 77% disapproval.
Republican members of the Louisiana Legislature are pretty smug about their ability to block any proposed legislation or budget put forward by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Witness the antics of Rep. Cameron Henry (R-Metairie) as he danced to puppeteer/House Speaker Taylor Barras (R-New Iberia) in rejecting the findings of the Revenue Estimating Conference
The rating of other area governors: Greg Abbot of Texas 58%, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas 63%, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi 55%.
POLITICO/Morning Consult also polled senatorial approval ratings. Sen. Bill Cassidy has a 47% approval and a 30% disapproval, placing him at 59th among the 100 senators.
Sen. John Kennedy received a job approval of 50% with 25% disapproval. His ranking places him at number 36 among the 100 senators.The most popular senator is Vermont’s Bernie Sanders at 71%. Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, Sanders’ colleague, came in second with 67%.The least popular senator is Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who is currently on trial for corruption, sitting at 32%. He is just below Arizona’s Jeff Flake, who announced he will not run again, and Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, both at 33%.