A new UMass Amherst / WCVB poll shows that, 10 months into her gubernatorial tenure, Gov. Maura Healey gets good marks from the majority of the state's residents. Of the poll's respondents, 58% said they approved of her performance, compared to 27% who disapproved. Those aren't quite the stratospheric approval numbers that her predecessor, former Gov. Charlie Baker, boasted for most of his time in office, but they still show that Healey is the most popular Massachusetts politician elected statewide.
There's a catch, though. On some of the biggest challenges facing the state — including housing availability and affordability, the MBTA and transportation generally — voters actually have a pretty low opinion of what Healey has accomplished so far.
UMass poll director and political scientist Tatishe Nteta and Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi join Adam Reilly to discuss this seeming disconnect and what it portends for Healey's future.