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At 26%, Gov. Reynolds still has the lowest approval rating in the nation for handling of pandemic

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

IOWA (KWWL) - As of late August, only 26 percent of Iowans approve of Governor Kim Reynolds' handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is according to a 50-state survey report on Sept. 8 by Northeastern, Harvard, Rutgers and Northwestern Universities updating on executive approval.

The most recent rating of 26 percent is down from Reynolds' late July rating of 28 percent, which was the lowest of all governors then as well.

The national average rating for governors in the survey is 48 percent. After Iowa, the state with the lowest approval rating for its governor is Florida at 29 percent.

Between late July and late August, more Iowans approved of President Trump's actions relating to the coronavirus.

34 percent of Iowans approve of Trump's handling of the pandemic, which is up from 29 percent in late July, but down from 43 percent during the first survey in late April. The national average is 34 percent.

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