July 19, 2019 Blog, Press Release

What They’re Saying: Bevin is the Most Unpopular Governor in America

A new Morning Consult poll that shows that Matt Bevin remains the most unpopular governor in the United States is getting widespread attention across Kentucky.

The poll finds Bevin underwater among Kentuckians by 24 points, with only 32% approving of his job performance and 56% giving him a thumbs-down.

Here’s what local media is saying about Matt Bevin’s deep unpopularity in Kentucky:

  • “Gov. Matt Bevin is again the most unpopular governor in America and is getting less popular according to a new poll.” – WEKU

  • “The latest poll date from Morning Consult shows his approval rating has actually gone down since the poll last quarter.” – WHAS

  • “Bevin’s disapproval score has gotten 4 percentage points worse since the beginning of the year.” – Lexington Herald-Leader

  • The biggest eye popper? 40% of @KYGOP voters are disapproving of @GovMattBevin’s job performance, according to @MorningConsult.” – Philip Bailey, Louisville Courier-Journal

  • “While only 9% strongly approve of Matt Bevin, 39%(!) strongly disapprove … Among independents that approve/disapprove, split is 5%/37%” – Joe Sonka, Insider Louisville

  • “Matt Bevin’s approval rating has dropped. He was already the least popular governor in the country.” – Bill Bryant, WKYT

  • “Bevin is one of just two governors with a disapproval rating in the Morning Consult poll higher than 50% …” – Louisville Courier-Journal

“These embarrassing new numbers confirm what we already know: Kentuckians of all political stripes have had enough of Matt Bevin’s failures,” said Marisa McNee, spokesperson for the Kentucky Democratic Party. “From insulting teachers and slashing health care to enriching his cronies, Bevin has worked very hard to earn and keep his title as the most unpopular governor in America.”