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Maura Healey Has Solid Approval Rating In Massachusetts, Poll Shows

June 6, 2024

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey has a positive approval rating, according to a poll released by UMass Amherst this week.

Overall, 54 percent of Bay Staters approve of the current governor, while 32 percent disapprove, the poll said.

“The honeymoon does not seem to be over for Gov. Maura Healey,” Tatishe Nteta, provost professor of political science at UMass Amherst and director of the poll, said in a press release from the school. “While many assumed that nearly a year and half into her tenure that the governor would experience a significant dip in her approval ratings, residents of the state still give her high marks with 54% approving of the job that Healey has done. This is only a 4-percentage point decline from last October and a 3-percentage point dip from April 2023. Healey has maintained her positive approval numbers in the midst of persistent housing and migrant crises, unexpected revenue shortfalls, controversies surrounding her travel out of the state and concerns about the conflict of interest surrounding her nominee for the Supreme Judicial Court. As Healey weighs whether to run for re-election in 2026, she can rest assured that she remains a popular figure in the Bay State.”

Healey has been governor since January 2023.
 

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