Governor McDonnell earns 63 percent approval rating

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June 23, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

RICHMOND, Virginia: Six months since taking office as the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Bob McDonnell has earned substanial approval from a wide majority of Virginians[1].

A poll commissioned by Public Opinion Strategies found McDonnell to have a 63 percent approval rating with Virginia citizens. The poll was conducted from June 13 to 15, 2010, with 600 likely voters participating. The margin of error in the poll was plus or minus four percentage points[1].

In other issues the poll measured, Virginians are split if the state is going in the right direction with the poll numbers tied at 43 percent apiece for right and wrong track. 44 percent of the poll's respondents say that jobs is the number one issue affecting Virginia. Budget and taxes was the second highest rated issue at 19 percent and education was the third highest at 14 percent[1].

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