U.S. Leader Approval Outlook | October 2023
Since the beginning of 2017, Morning Consult has asked every registered U.S. voter we survey what they think of the job performance of the U.S. president, their U.S. senators and their governor. By consolidating responses from these daily interviews, we are able to provide the industry’s only comprehensive look at the popularity of America’s most important elected officials in all 50 states.
Our definitive rankings of America’s most and least popular governors and senators provide the exceedingly rare apples-to-apples, cross-country comparison of politicians’ relative popularity among their own voter base, including by political affiliation, age, race and educational attainment.
Each month, the U.S. Leader Approval Outlook will keep you up to date on which leaders are surging or struggling at the state level in the wake of key events, including those who may be up for re-election down the road — whether that be within the year, during the next election cycle or even two cycles away.
All state-level data represents trailing three-month averages of monthly roll-ups derived from Morning Consult’s daily U.S. tracking survey.
Consult our 2024 Republican Primary Methodology Review for additional details on the data sources, including sampling and data collection procedures, weighting and representativeness, margins of error, and question wording.
About the author
Cameron Easley is Morning Consult’s lead analyst for U.S. politics. Prior to moving into his current role, he led Morning Consult's editorial coverage of U.S. politics and elections from 2016 through 2022. Cameron joined Morning Consult from Roll Call, where he was managing editor. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Follow him on Twitter @cameron_easley. Interested in connecting with Cameron to discuss his analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].