Math Confirms Governor Paterson Is Not Popular


If you’ve been paying any attention at all over the past six months or so, you are likely aware that Governor Paterson is not a popular man. But if you desire a mathematical algorithm to confirm your suspicion, numbers wizard Nate Silver has used approval ratings, state size, and party composition to calculate that Governor Paterson is the absolute least popular governor in the country. (The most popular is Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming, of whom you’ve never heard.) [Five Thirty Eight]