Leave it to Evers: Tony’s No. 29!

Empower Wisconsin | Feb. 17,  2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has been described as sub-mediocre on milk toast.

The latest rankings of U.S. governors backs up that south-of-middling assessment.

Evers is the 29th most popular governor in America, according to an analysis of public opinion data by 24/7 Wall St. The approval ratings are based on survey data collected during the fourth quarter of last year.

“As is true for every politician voted into office across all levels of government, approval ratings are very important to governors — both for political clout and, for those who are up for re-election, job security,” the analysis notes.

Knowing Evers’ lack of political clout and his light-duty work schedule, 29th seems like an overly ambitious ranking for the Badger State governor. But sometimes there’s no accounting for popularity, and by that standard Evers’ average 48 percent approval rating last quarter puts him toward the top of the bottom half of the rankings.

His meh position places him smack dab in the middle of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, at 30th, and Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, who holds down the 27th spot.

The least popular governor, with a dismal 32 percent approval rating, is Hawaii Democrat David Ige. Gov. Mark Gordon, a Wyoming Republican, finished No. 1 on the list, with a 69 percent approval rating. The top 10 highest-ranked governors are Republicans. The bottom nine are Democrats.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves were not included on this list, because they assumed office after the survey was conducted.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, posted the worst showing among Wisconsin’s Midwest neighbors. She ranks 43rd in popularity; with Illinois billionaire liberal Gov. J.B. Pritzker, 38th.

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