GOP Governor Charlie Baker continues to receive clear signs of support from voters across the political spectrum for his results-driven, bipartisan leadership in blue Massachusetts. A new poll by Western New England University shows that 70% of voters feel the state is headed in the right direction under Governor Baker’s leadership, the highest percentage ever shown since the survey began in 2008. As a result, Governor Baker’s approval rating remains high at 68% overall with Massachusetts voters, making this the latest in a series of surveys showing him to be one of America’s most popular chief executives. Governor Baker’s popularity extends across party lines, with 64% of Democrat voters giving him high marks as well.
Mass Live reports:
“Massachusetts voters think the state is moving in the right direction and are happy with the performance of Gov. Charlie Baker, according to a poll released Thursday by the Western New England University Polling Institute.
According to the poll, 70 percent of voters in the state think Massachusetts is ‘generally going in the right direction,’ which is the highest percentage of voters to hold that opinion since the question was first asked in 2008.
‘The survey results reflect a state that seems to think things are going well for now,’ said Tim Vercellotti, professor of political science and director of the Polling Institute at Western New England University, in a statement…
Baker, a moderate Republican who has repeatedly been ranked as the most popular governor in the U.S., continues to enjoy a strong approval rating — 68 percent.
His popularity extends across party lines, with 64 percent of Democrats and higher percentages of Republicans and independents approving of his job performance.”