The latest update to our executive approval series reveals a mix of continuity and change. The most obvious difference in the circumstances confronting the nation’s executives in the latest wave (July 10-26, 2020, N=19,052) compared to the prior wave (June 12-28, 2020) is that far more states are seeing increases in COVID cases than in early June. For instance, in the Northeast in our late June wave, all but one state (New Jersey) were trending downward in COVID cases relative to our early June wave. In late July, all but two states in the region are trending upwards in COVID cases. (New Jersey, ironically, represents one of the two improving states, with the second being Maine). Despite these worsening trends, many governors in the Northeast (excepting Maine, where Democratic Governor Mill’s approval rating stands at a middling 54%) remain quite popular, and have seen their approval ratings remain relatively stable (e.g. Massachusetts and Vermont) or increase (e.g., Rhode Island and Maine). Two governors in the region — Governor Murphy (D) of New Jersey and Governor Sununu (R) of New Hampshire — have faced substantial erosion in public support for their management of the pandemic since June, by 6 and 8 percentage points, respectively.