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Matt Bevin's approval rating rises, no longer least popular governor in US

Mitch McConnell has remained the most unpopular senator in America, per Morning Consult's approval ratings.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is no longer the least popular governor in the United States, according to new rankings from a national polling organization.

Bevin's approval rose from 32% to 34% in Morning Consult's Q3 approval rankings, with a 53% disapproval rating from voters. While his approval has risen, Bevin's net approval is still at -20.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is now America's least popular governor with a 56% disapproval and 36% approval rating.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still the least popular senator in the country, with a 50% disapproval and 37% approval rating. Rand Paul is also is the top 10 most unpopular senators in the country, with a 40% disapproval and approval rating.

Bevin is running for re-election against Attorney General Andy Beshear in the 2019 gubernatorial election, choosing Ralph Alvarado as his running mate over Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton.

Mason-Dixon Polling had Bevin and Beshear tied at 46% in its Oct. 16 poll, with Bevin receiving increasing support from Republican voters. President Trump tweeted an endorsement of Bevin in October, and his campaign announced a rally at Rupp Arena the night before the election.

The Kentucky gubernatorial election is Tuesday, November 5.

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