A recent survey ranked America’s most popular and least popular governors.
Hawaii’s governor ranked in the bottom 10.
According to research company Morning Consult, Gov. David Ige posted a net decline of 20-percentage points in the first quarter of this year compared to the end of last year. That’s the biggest drop among all governors.
Some of it has to do with how he handled the false missile alert.
The company surveyed registered voters in Hawaii.
Gov. Ige statement:
“I am proud of the hard work that my administration and I have accomplished since I took office three and a half years ago. As Governor, you are responsible for all of State government. Sometimes the best decisions are not the most popular, but they are necessary to move our community forward. We have been focused on making decisions that have positively influenced our citizens and our accomplishments will last for decades.
The people of Hawai’i are safer with the toughest gun laws in the nation, we have
worked to make college more affordable by allowing high school kids to earn college credits for free, and we have given our teachers a well-deserved pay raise. We have definitely created a better future for our families.
Our administration may have not communicated all of our accomplishments, but we are working hard and getting the word out. Our strategy has not changed. We
are moving forward and gaining supporters through every household that we
reach. Voters will see that all of our decisions were made for the right reasons and I am confident there will be a pathway to victory. And, I am certain as the public looks at our administration’s record, the opinions will change.”