Glenn Youngkin’s Popularity Builds, Equal To Florida’s Ron DeSantis

  • Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is the 22nd most popular governor in the country, holding a 53% approval rating. That is equal to the approval rating of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is the No. 1 2024 alternative candidate to former President Donald Trump.
  • Youngkin’s 53% approval is higher than his 2021 victory margin. In the election, he beat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe 50.6% to 48.6%.
  • Of the top 15 most popular governors in America, 13 are Republicans, including the first eight, led by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon.