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New Poll Shows Gov. McDonnell's Approval Rating Down

July 15, 2013

A new poll shows that some Virginians have a souring opinion of Governor Bob McDonnell.

Public Policy Polling released the information on Monday, showing McDonnell's net approval rating has dropped 12 points in the last month and that only 36-percent of voters approve of the job he's doing to 41-percent who disapprove.

The Governor's numbers have dropped from 73-percent approval with Republicans to 62-percent, and 22-percent approval with Democrats to 14-percent.

McDonnell's favorability numbers are even worse than his approval numbers with just 32-percent of voters seeing him in a positive light to 45-percent who have a negative opinion.

Only 31-percent of Virginia voters consider him to be an ethical politician, compared to 45-percent who do not.

McDonnell could be a liability for the Republican ticket this fall as 31-percent of voters in the poll say they'd be less likely to vote for a candidate backed by him to only 15-percent that say they'd be more likely to support someone based on his blessing.

On the bright side, only 35-percent of voters think McDonnell should resign at this point to 45-percent who believe he should remain in office.

Full results from the poll can be found Here.


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