Governor Lincoln Chafee didn't fare so well in the latest Brown University public opinion poll, with just 32 percent of voters saying he is doing an "excellent" or "good" job and 56 percent saying he is doing "only fair" or "poor."
Of course, this isn't a great time to be a politician. So here at N4N, we thought it might be instructive to compare Chafee's approval rating to that of other governors around the country - a thoroughly unscientific sampling of some regional governors and some prominent national ones.
An important note: these polls, by and large, ask voters whether they "approve" or "disapprove" of the job a governor is doing, which is not quite the same as the Brown poll question; politicians generally perform better on a straight approve/disapprove question - sometimes substantially so.
Still, this provides some sense for how other governors are faring: