McDonnell's approval rating may be lower than it has been, but the governor remains well-liked in Virginia.
Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell has been qiven the lowest approval numbers in two years, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Regardless of the drop, McDonnell is still quite popular in the commonwealth, receiving a 49 percent approval rating and a 28 percent disapproval rating. The slippage does not appear to be related to a recent scandal involving a political donor and an FBI probe, says Tim Malloy with the Quinnipiac Polling Institute.
"Voters say by a margin of 44 to 12 that those ties are more just politics than a major issue to them. Fact is, while 57 percent of Virginia voters have heard or read media coverage of an FBI investigation into donations made to McDonnell by a wealthy businessman, only 12 percent believe that he was involved in serious wrongdoing," he says.
Nearly 1,3oo registered voters were polled, and the study has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percent.