Here Is Mike Pence's Approval Rating

Update: On Friday via one simple tweet, Donald Trump confirmed Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his vice presidential running mate.

Earlier: It's highly likely that Mike Pence will be presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's running mate. So you might be wondering what is Mike Pence's approval rating, and how else has he been received politically?

Well, let's take a look at his career history — which is quite extensive. Pence is a former Congressman, as well as a former talk radio host. He was first elected as governor of Indiana in 2012, according to Jessica McBride on, and has spent the last four years championing his socially conservative positions on LGBTQ issues and abortion.

Because of this, his approval rating isn't the best. In fact, it dropped into the 40s in 2016, largely due to his aforementioned conservative positions, which haven't sat well with women, according to McBride.

The governor has done some good, such as slashing taxes in his home state. And yet, many people are eager to see him get out of town. "Republicans in his home state who would be glad to see him abandon his re-election campaign to serve as Donald Trump’s running mate," said Matthew Nussbaum on

This is largely due to an issue revolving around a 2015 law known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, according to Nussbaum, which led to intense backlash from the Indiana business community. He also stirred the pot when refusing to comment on whether or not it should be legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians, according to Nussbaum.

Clearly, Pence has had his fair share of political issues, and his approval rating as suffered. It'll be interesting to see how (or if) he can explain himself, should he be chosen to run alongside Trump.