MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) - It's been nearly 10 months since Kay Ivey was sworn in as Alabama's latest governor, following the scandal surrounding Robert Bentley.
From April 2017 to now, a new poll shows just how popular Gov. Ivey has become among Alabama's citizens.
Ivey, a Republican, has the 3rd highest approval rating among U.S. governors, according to the latest quarterly poll from Morning Consult.
Just how high is Ivey's rating? 64 percent, behind only Gov. Larry Hogan (R) of Maryland, and Gov. Charlie Baker (R) of Massachusetts.
The poll takes into account each governor's disapproval rating, but Ivey's result on the poll shows only 15 percent do not approve of the job she has done up to this point.
Ivey assumed office after Robert Bentley entered a plea deal related to campaign finance and ethics violations. Ivey has already announced her plans to run for a full term, as she prepares to run a governorship campaign for the upcoming 2018 elections.