Top of the morning
The always enlightening Nate Silver has an interesting analysis about governors on his blog at the New York Times. The first paragraph of the post is a provocative summary.
If the states are laboratories of democracy, then the Republican Party’s research pipeline has run dry. Moderate Republican governors, a thriving species before last year’s elections, are all but extinct.
Silver includes an interesting chart showing the average approval ratings of governors and the three most unpopular are all Republicans, Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, Gov. John Kasich in Ohio, and Gov. Paul LePage in Maine.