Haslam approval rating 63 percent; almost unchanged from 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam’s approval rating stands at 63 percent, almost unchanged from last year, according to polling by Morning Consult, an online politics and polling operation.

In 2015, the same polling group put Haslam’s voter approval at 63 percent with 24 percent disapproving. This year it’s 62 percent approval; 22 percent disapproval. Last year, Haslam was tied for seventh in popularity among governors nationwide with Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska. This year, he’s alone at seventh. (Walker is fifth.)

Nationally, the most popular governor is Massachusetts’ Charlie Baker with a rating of 72 percent approval. The least popular governor is Kansas’ Sam Brownback, who has a disapproval score of 65 percent.

The full national report is HERE.