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Gov. Bob McDonnell Maintains High Approval Rating

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaking at CPAC 2012.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaking at CPAC 2012.

As Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enters the final year of his term, his popularity remains high, according to a poll released by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

It seems just about everyone likes the governor, says Tim Malloy, with Quinnipiac University. "Gov. Bob McDonnell is maintaining a high approval rating. He's among the highest of the seven states we surveyed. He has a 53 to 26 job approval rating among Virginia voters, and he's the only Republican officer in the states we surveyed who gets positive ratings from women. It's 2 to 1 in his case."

The only group that disapproves of McDonnell is the Democrats by 43 to 34 percent.

The poll surveys about 1,400 registered voters, and has a 2.6 percent plus or minus margin of error.


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