WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

McDonnell Enjoys Widespread Support, Poll Says

Play associated audio
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enjoys support from both sides of the aisle in the Commonwealth.
(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enjoys support from both sides of the aisle in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is riding high in the latest poll conducted by the The Washington Post.

Sixty-four percent of all registered Virginia voters regardless of party affiliation approve of the job McDonnell is doing. This is a 6 percent increase from previous polls conducted by Post last year. Democratic voters a fueled that surge — 52 percent of them give McDonnell high marks compared to last year, when just 38 percent of them said the same.

Voters praised McDonnell for passing a comprehensive transportation bill, expanding Medicaid, providing more funding for schools and the $1.4 billion surplus the commonwealth has seen under his tenure.

A scandal involving an FBI investigation into gifts from a political donor has gained little traction with voters. In fact, 59 percent of all voters say the governor has high personal moral and ethical values.

The results of this poll comes from interviews of a random sample of 1,000 Virginia adults. The results have a plus or minus sampling error of the 3.5 percent.


The Forgotten Actor Who Battled Hollywood's Whiteness In The 1950s

Remember P. Jay Sidney? Probably not, but Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker unearthed the story of this actor and advocate's push to diversify the TV world 50 years ago.

Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Hot or cold, in a soda, hot toddy or beer — people are finding all sorts of ways to imbibe cascara. It's a caffeinated, tea-like drink with a fruity flavor made from dried coffee cherries.
WAMU 88.5

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.