Nearly 7-in-10 New Jersey voters disapprove of Republican Gov. Chris Christie, making him the state leader with the highest unfavorable rating, according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday.
The April 1 to July 10 survey of how residents in each state view their leaders concluded the second-most disliked governor was Kansas' Sam Brownback at 66 percent, followed by Dan Malloy, a Connecticut Democrat, who was seen negatively by 64 percent of people.
Christie has been an outlier of the national political scene since President Trump won the nomination last spring. The governor was recently criticized for telling residents they could not visit certain beaches over the Fourth of July weekend, but went to one with his family for the holiday.
Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., had the highest approval rating of 71 percent. He was followed by first-term Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., who received a 68 percent approval rating.
Gov. Kay Ivey, R-Ala., posted the lowest disapproval numbers. Ivey, who replaced former Gov. Robert Bentley in April, was disliked by only 13 percent of residents.
The survey was conducted with 195,704 registered voters nationwide.