Poll: Low Approval of Obama, McDonnell among Virginians

Sept. 19, 2013

A new poll shows declining approval in Virginia for both Governor Bob McDonnell and President Barack Obama.

A new Quinnipiac University poll of 1,405 registered Virginia voters shows 46 percent of participants in the poll approve of Gov. McDonnell's performance. Forty-two percent of those polled say they approve of the General Assembly's work.

Yet when asked whether they were satisfied with the way things are going in the Commonwealth, 60 percent said they were satisfied.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner earned 61 percent approval, while 53 percent of those polled approve of Senator Tim Kaine.

Forty-one percent approved of the job Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is doing.

As for Obama, 52 percent of Virginians polled say they disapprove of his overall performance. Additionally, 54 percent say they didn't like his response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons.

The full report of the survey can be found at the link below.


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