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What Do the 14 Most Popular Governors in the Country Have in Common?

They’re all Republicans.

There are 27 Republican governors. Just because of that, there’s a 27/50 or 54 percent chance that the most popular governor in America would be a Republican. And a 26/49 chance that the second most popular governor would be a Republican given that fact, so that there’s a 29 percent chance that the two most popular governors would be Republicans. But the probability that the fourteen most popular governors would all be Republicans? I believe it’s about 0.002 percent.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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