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McDonnell Enjoys Widespread Support, Poll Says

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enjoys support from both sides of the aisle in the Commonwealth.
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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.

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