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Tomblin top-rated Democratic governor in survey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has the highest approval rating of any Democratic governor in the country, according to a new survey of voters in all 50 states conducted by a Washington-based politics and polling site.

The survey gave Tomblin an approval rating of 62 percent among registered West Virginia voters, compared with a disapproval rating of 25 percent. Of the 619 West Virginia respondents, 13 percent either didn’t know or had no opinion of Tomblin.

Conducted by Morning Consult, the survey sampled more than 76,000 registered voters nationwide between May and November.

For West Virginia, the margin of error was plus or minus 3.9 percent.

At 62 percent, Tomblin’s approval rating is the ninth highest in the country, tied with the governors of Wyoming and Minnesota.

 Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, has the highest approval rating in the country, at 74 percent…

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