Congress Climate Change, Washington, USA - 06 Feb 2019 Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker testifies before the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Climate Change, on Capitol Hill in Washington 6 Feb 2019 Image ID: 10095783a Featured in: Congress Climate Change, Washington, USA - 06 Feb 2019 Photo Credit: Cliff Owen/AP/ShutterstockCliff Owen—AP/Shutterstock
Baker’s approval ratings routinely land near 70%, a remarkable feat for a Republican leading a famously liberal state. He’s earned that favor with a quiet bipartisanship that feels almost foreign these days. A data-driven fixer—he previously led the turnaround of a health insurer—Baker has been effective in addressing the state’s opioid woes and issues with social services; he also signed a green energy bill last year.