Glenn Youngkin more popular than Joe Biden in Virginia, poll finds

After virtually 5 months on the job, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is more popular in the commonwealth than President Biden.

A brand new survey by the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research (IPOR) at Roanoke College discovered that Mr. Youngkin’s approval ranking elevated to 53% from 50% in February. His disapproval ranking got here right down to 35% from 41% in February.

While more Democrats approve of  Mr. Younkin’s job efficiency now than they did three months in the past, as much as 41% from 30%, his job approval ticked down amongst Republicans to 75% from 84% approval in February.

Mr. Biden didn’t fare as nicely in the IPOR poll.

Approval of the president’s job spiraled downward to 37%, down from its earlier low of 41% in February. That dip is amongst all Virginians surveyed no matter political celebration affiliation.

About 38% of Virginians have a good impression of Mr. Biden, in comparison with the 56% who view him unfavorably.

Roughly 46% of Virginians held a good impression of Mr. Youngkin, with simply 37% having an unfavorable view.

Mr. Youngkin, a Republican who delivered an upset to Democrats when he defeated former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe final year, got here into office as a political newcomer from the business world.

He topped the Republican Party of Virginia’s profitable electoral sweep of the poll that additionally captured the lieutenant governor’s election and majority in the House of Delegates.

Virginia Republicans now see a possibility to choose up congressional seats in November and win again the bulk in the state Senate, which Democrats maintain by a slim majority.

While Mr. Biden’s numbers are struggling in distinction to Mr. Youngkin’s, Virginians additionally haven’t warmed as much as former President Donald Trump since he left the White House. Mr. Trump’s numbers practically match Mr. Biden’s in Virginia with a 34% favorable and 59% unfavorable ranking.

The pollsters at Roanoke College interviewed 648 grownup residents of Virginia between May 15 and May 26. The survey has a margin of error of 4.7 share factors.

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