Oregon Dem Kate Brown Is America's Most Hated Governor for Second Consecutive Year

Oregon governor Kate Brown (D.), an ally of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek, is the most-hated governor in America for the second year in a row, according to a poll published Tuesday.

Fifty-six percent of voters disapprove of Brown’s leadership over the past four years, a Morning Consult survey found. Just 40 percent of voters approve of Brown’s performance, a drop from 43 percent in 2021. Brown’s tenure has been marked by rising crime and a spike in deaths related to drug overdoses.

The poll comes as Kotek seeks to distance herself from Brown, who has endorsed Kotek’s campaign. Kotek served as Oregon House speaker for seven of Brown’s years in the governor’s office., during which time she voted for a controversial drug decriminalization bill Brown signed into law last year.