New Poll: GOP Governor Charlie Baker’s Approval Rating Soars to 74% In Massachusetts

As GOP Governor Charlie Baker continues to deliver results for the people of Massachusetts, his approval rating continues to soar. A new WBUR poll shows Governor Baker’s approval rating has risen to 74% as he enjoys strong support across the political spectrum. Governor Baker continues to solidify his reputation as America’s most popular governor as he proves once again that not only can Republicans win in blue states, but also govern successfully.

WBUR reports:

“Gov. Charlie Baker continues to enjoy the kind of approval ratings that most politicians can only dream of.

That’s according to a new WBUR poll, which finds that 74 percent of Massachusetts voters approve of the job Baker is doing…

Baker has had impressively high approval ratings from the moment he took office.  That continues today: 74 percent approval, while only 13 percent of voters disapprove of the job he’s doing.

What is perhaps most striking about this is that most politicians would expect approval numbers like that to come down over time. ‘That hasn’t really happened to Charlie Baker,’ Koczela says. ‘Three years in, and three quarters of voters approve of the job that he is doing. That’s just an incredible number.’

With 11 months before election day, Baker gets high marks from voters like Lucas Sturm, an independent who lives in Groton.

‘I think he’s done a good job,’ says Sturm, who voted for Baker, and who says he is especially impressed with the way the Republican governor is able to work with Democrats on Beacon Hill. ‘That’s probably one of the most important things: being able to work across party [lines] and not follow just the agenda of one party.’

The poll makes it clear that in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 3 to 1 margin, Baker is getting not only support from independents like Sturm — but also from lots of Democrats, like Eleanor Jones, also of Groton.

‘He’s there for everybody,’ says Jones, who gives Baker credit for trying to tackle the opioid epidemic. ‘He’s trying his best. I think he’s a good guy. I think he’s going to be around for quite some time.’

Jones voted for Baker three years ago and says she intends to vote for him again in November.”