Morning Consult has released its latest survey of U.S. governors and it’s not good news for Democrat David Ige.

Just 36% of registered voters approve of the Hawaii governor while 50% give him a thumbs down.

That ranks Ige the fourth most unpopular governor in the nation, with only Gina Raimondo (D-RI), Matt Bevin (R-KY) and Kate Brown (D-OR) getting lower marks.

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Governor David Ige in December 2018. Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige’s current numbers are even slightly worse that they were in the first quarter of 2018, which included the notorious false missile alert of January of that year.

Maybe the latest numbers have to do with the Thirty Meter Telescope and Mauna Kea?

The most popular governors during Q3 were Charlie Baker (R-MA) with a 73% approval rating, followed by Larry Hogan (R-MD) and Phil Scott (R-VT).

Morning Consult surveyed over 5,000 registered voters across the United States on their governor.

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