Virginia’s governor gets a 52 percent approval rating in a new Washington Post-Schar School poll, but voters are divided on the direction of the state.
The poll finds 47 percent of Virginians in support of the state’s direction while 42 percent said it is on the wrong track, The Washington Post reports.
The telephone poll of 1,002 registered voters conducted from March 21-26 has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Eighty percent were surveyed on their cell phones.
In terms of support for Gov. Glenn Youngkin, 39 percent disapprove of how he handles his job.
Men show stronger support for Youngkin (63 percent) than women (43 percent), and men are more positive about the state’s direction than women, 56 percent compared to 38 percent.
On whether Youngkin has done more to unite or divide the state, 48 percent believe he has done more to unite, while 43 percent say he has done more to divide.
Just 31 percent think Youngkin would make a good president. Overall, 56 percent said he would not do well in the White House.
How does Youngkin’s 52 percent approval rating compare to other Virginia governors?
- Glenn Youngkin — 52 percent in 2023
- Ralph Northam — 52 percent in 2021
- Terry McAuliffe — 51 percent in 2017
- Bob McDonnell — 49 percent in 2013
- Tim Kaine — 58 percent in 2011
- Mark Warner — 80 percent in 2005
- Jim Gilmore — 62 percent in 2001
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