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Poll: Gov. Kay Ivey among nation’s most popular governors, holds highest job approval in Southeast

Gov. Kay Ivey has solidified her standing as being one of the nation’s most popular governors, according to recent polling.

Polling conducted by Morning Consult showed that 62% of registered Alabama voters approve of Ivey’s job performance, placing her as the nation’s eighth most popular governor. The poll began July 21 and ran through October 20, and held a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

Additionally, the poll showed that Alabama’s 54th governor holds the highest job approval rating among all state chief executives in the southern region of the United States.

The Ivey administration has overseen the lowest unemployment numbers in the state’s 202-year history, as over 2 million Alabamians hold employment. Under her governorship, the state has seen more than 44,000 jobs created and has received over $18 billion worth of new capital investment.

In a statement responding to the polling numbers, Ivey expressed gratitude to her constituents and pledged that, under her direction, state government would uphold their values.

“I love Alabama and her people, and it is the highest honor of my life to serve as their governor,” the governor declared. “Having the confidence and support of Alabamians means the most to me. I assure the people of Alabama that as long as I am governor, your government will always reflect your values.”

She concluded, “We are experiencing one of the strongest economic comebacks in the country, with more jobs available now than ever before. We are putting a greater focus on making meaningful reforms to areas that affect the everyday lives of families like in our schools and on our infrastructure all to ensure Alabama’s best days are still to come.”

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL