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Poll: Nathan Deal is one of nation's more popular governors

Gov. Nathan Deal fares just fine in the latest Morning Consult poll of gubernatorial approval ratings.

The poll released Tuesday shows that 57 percent of voters give him favorable reviews - and just over a quarter disapprove. About 16 percent don't have an opinion or don't know.

Compare that to the two anchors of the list: Chris Christie of New Jersey and Sam Brownback of Kansas - two Republicans who logged just 25 percent approval ratings in their respective states.

On the other end of the spectrum are two other GOP governors in blue states: Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Larry Hogan of Maryland both tally about 70 percent positive reviews.

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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.