● According to our November 2021 survey, roughly half (54%) of Massachusetts residents approve of Baker’s overall performance as governor. However, Baker’s support continues to come mostly from outside his own party: Over 6 in 10 (64%) Democrats and 46% of independents approve of Baker, compared to about one-third (35%) of Republicans. Baker also performs better among more educated Massachusetts residents and those with higher incomes than among those with a high school degree or less and those with lower incomes.
● Baker’s overall job approval (54%) is higher than the average gubernatorial approval across the U.S. of 42%.
● When it comes to handling the pandemic, Baker again receives higher marks than the national average (58% vs. 45%), although his COVID-19 approval has dipped significantly since his high of 80% in April 2020.
● Approval of Baker’s handling of the pandemic declined significantly since September 2021, driven mostly by a steep decline in approval among Republicans.