If there’s any “legacy” Barack Obama left behind, it was how sharply he and his party were able to divide the nation during the eight years of his reign, and now Democrats are paying a heavy price for it.
How heavy? Good question.
The Morning Consult conducted a survey among the states to see which governors were most liked among the American people, and its results should have Democrats shaking in their boots as 2018 fast approaches. Breitbart News is reporting that the GOP was so dominant in the list that Democrats didn’t even break into the top ten.
Each governor ranking in the top ten of the list is a Republican, with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker taking the top spot, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in second, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum in third.
The list also featured Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal rounding out the top ten.
Not a single Democratic governor made the top ten on the list.
Ouch. The poll used replies from 85,000 registered voters to reach its conclusion, so it’s safe to say the results are pretty accurate.
The news comes at the same time that Republican Ron Estes defeated Democrat challenger James Thompson in the special election for Kansas’s 4th Congressional District, which was recently vacated by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Estes took the seat with a whopping 8.3 percent margin of victory, sending his opponent packing and keeping the previously red seat red.
With that in mind, it’s hard for Democrats to keep blaming the Russians for their devastating defeat in November, considering that along with losing the White House, they now only control 16 governorships, and have the least amount of partisan positions than at any other point in any living voter’s lifetime.
You’d think they would have gotten the hint by now, no?