Friday, October 18, 2013

Gov. McDonnell's popularity remains high with 55% approval

A new poll is out today from NBC4/NBC News/Marist Poll that finds Governor Bob McDonnell with a 55 percent approval rating with registered voters in Virginia. Among the poll's findings:
- +23 among registered voters in the Commonwealth
- +20 among independents at 54 percent
- +20 among women voters
- +16 with African-American voters
- +28 with young voters
Governor McDonnell is popular in every region of the state:
- +17 in the Washington suburbs
- +28 in Tidewater
- +14 in Western Virginia
Virginians like the direction the state is headed under Governor McDonnell's leadership, with 54 percent of likely voters saying Virginia is on the right track, a margin of +14.

Among other poll questions were the following:
Virginia Governor Race:
Terry McAuliffe 46 percent, Ken Cuccinelli 38 percent

Washington Redskins:
The poll also discovered that 78 percent questioned do not want the Washington Redskins to change their name.

Obama approval:
52 percent of Virginians disapprove of his job performance while 45 percent approve.
Check out the poll for cross tabs and other questions.

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