The Covid virus variants are NOT going away….
New strains are continuing to evolve to keep the thing alive….
Most American’s, tired of restrictions, are just resuming their lives as if the ‘all clear’ has been decalred which of course helps the virus keep going…
This pulls down politicans approval numbers since there is REALLY NOTHING they can do healthwise to make this go away that would sit well, politically, with people….
Public unhappiness with the pandemic response is nearly universal and is taking a toll on approval ratings of every state’s governor as well as the president, according to a new report from the COVID States Project.
Why it matters: It’s a startling fall from grace for governors compared to early in the pandemic, when 38 of them registered approval ratings higher than 60%.
By the numbers: Republican voter approval is at an all-time low, at 44% for Republican governors and 19% for Democratic governors.
- Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is a notable exception at 64%, and has maintained steady GOP support throughout the pandemic.
- Five Republican governors — Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker, Maryland’s Larry Hogan, Ohio’s Mike DeWine, Vermont’s Phil Scott and New Hampshire’s Chris Sununu — are now considerably more popular with Democrats than their own party.
Other findings: Democratic voters’ approval of Democratic governors fell throughout the spring of 2020, bounced back, and reached a peak in June 2021.
- It has gradually declined since, according to the report…..