Charlie Baker, Chris Christie among American governors with best and worst approval ratings

One day after Alabam Gov. Robert Bentley resigned to avoid impeachment, a new poll reveals the most and least liked governors in the country.

According to the Morning Consult poll findings, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is America's least liked governor, with a 71 percent disapproval rating and slim 25 percent approval margin.

The Republican's tenure as governor of the Garden State has been plagued with the remains of the "Bridgegate" scandal that just recently wrapped up with a two-year sentence for two former Christie associates who were found guilty of plotting to close down George Washington Bridge access lanes in 2013 in an act of political retribution.

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Chris Christie, New Jersey

Approval rating: 25%

Disapproval rating: 71%

Sam Brownback, Kansas

Approval rating: 27%

Disapproval rating: 66%

Dan Malloy, Connecticut

Approval rating: 29%

Disapproval rating: 66%

Rick Snyder, Michigan

Approval rating: 40%

Disapproval rating: 54%

Bill Walker, Alaska

Approval rating: 43%

Disapproval rating: 53%

Scott Walker, Wisconsin

Approval rating: 46%

Disapproval rating: 51%

Mary Fallin, Oklahoma

Approval rating: 41%

Disapproval rating: 52%

Bruce Rauner, Illinois

Approval rating: 42%

Disapproval rating: 49%

Paul LePage, Maine

Approval rating: 48%

Disapproval rating: 49%

Susana Martinez, New Mexico

Approval rating: 43%

Disapproval rating: 48%

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The new poll findings on Christie mirror a December 2016 poll that found 71 percent of New Jersey residents believed their governor should have been a defendant in the "Bridgegate" trial.

Other governors ranked with high disapproval ratings are Sam Brownback of Kansas, Rick Snyder of Michigan and Dan Malloy of Connecticut.

Republican Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is the most favorable governor in America, according to the Morning Consult poll -- with a 75 percent approval rating and 17 percent disapproval standing. Baker has served in his gubernatorial role since 2015 when he ran against and defeated Democrat Martha Coakley in the 2014 state election.

Baker's soaring popularity within the Bay State is trailed only by that for Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, who has a 73 percent approval rating and 16 percent disapproval rating.

Of all U.S. governors, 33 are Republican, 16 are Democrats and 1 (Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska) is an Independent.

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Charlie Baker, Massachusetts

Approval rating: 75%

Disapproval rating: 17%

Larry Hogan, Maryland

Approval rating: 73%

Disapproval rating: 16%

Doug Burgum, North Dakota

Approval rating: 69%

Disapproval rating: 16%

Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota

Approval rating: 68%

Disapproval rating: 23%

Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas

Approval rating: 67%

Disapproval rating: 22%

Greg Abbott, Texas

Approval rating: 64%

Disapproval rating: 24%

Bill Haslam, Tennessee

Approval rating: 64%

Disapproval rating: 24%

Brian Sandoval, Nevada

Approval rating: 64%

Disapproval rating: 24%

Gary Herbert, Utah

Approval rating: 64%

Disapproval rating: 28%

Nathan Deal, Georgia

Approval rating: 63%

Disapproval rating: 25%

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