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Poll: Ivey one of the most popular governors, highest job approval in Southeast

According to the poll, Ivey’s approval rating stands at 62 percent.

Governor Kay Ivey gave remarks at the Back the Blue BBQ at the Cooks Museum of Natural Science Tuesday July 27, 2021 in Decatur, Ala. Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett is hosted Law Enforcement leaders from across North Alabama as well as Local, State and Federal partner agencies for a lunch to reconnect and reinforce the cooperation and partnerships of Law Enforcement. (Governor's Office/Hal Yeager)

Morning Consult on Thursday released their latest polling, which showed that Gov. Kay Ivey is one of the nation’s most popular governors.

The ranking is based on each state’s voters’ approval of their governor’s job performance. Ivey has the eighth-best job approval rating in the country and the best in the Southeast. She is also the most popular woman governor, according to the poll.

“I love Alabama and her people, and it is the highest honor of my life to serve as their governor,” Ivey said. “Having the confidence and support of Alabamians means the most to me. I assure the people of Alabama that as long as I am governor, your government will always reflect your values. We are experiencing one of the strongest economic comebacks in the country, with more jobs available now than ever before. We are putting a greater focus on making meaningful reforms to areas that affect the everyday lives of families like in our schools and on our infrastructure all to ensure Alabama’s best days are still to come.”

According to the poll, Ivey’s approval rating stands at 62 percent. Responses to the poll were gathered between July 21 and Oct. 20, 2021, among registered voters in each state, with margins of error of up to plus or minus 4 percent. The poll found that nine of the 10 most popular governors are Republicans.

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