A new Poll from Christopher Newport University shows Virginians are not into what President Trump is putting down.
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise – Trump lost the state by about 5% points and his mission to dismantle the Federal Government is bound to not sit well with the 172,000 federal employees who live here. But the new CNU poll shows just how unimpressed members of the Commonwealth are with Trumps performance.
By the numbers, Trump’s job approval stands at 37%, with 59% disapproving and Virginia voters
are “mostly unhappy” with the direction of the country. Meanwhile, in a boon to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe, They are mostly happy – 50% vs 25% not – with the direction the state is going.
Other interesting numbers show the state’s Democratic Gubernatorial candidates, current Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam vs. former Roanoke-area Congressman Tom Perriello, neck and neck at 26% support among primary voters (with 45% undecided).
Republican Ed Gillespie stands as the candidate with the highest favorable rating (23) with the two Dems floating in the teens – meanwhile he also has the biggest unfavorable rating at 15.
Gillespie is leading the Republican Primary over former-Trump campaign manager Corey Stewart. Stewart made headlines recently for calling Gillespie a “cuckservative” on a recent Reddit AMA. Stewart was fired by the Trump campaign after setting up a protest in front of the NRA Building in Northern VA against the campaign’s wishes.
How all this Trump-hate plays out we’ll have to wait and see when Virginians go to the polls this November.
The results of this poll are based on 831 interviews of registered Virginia voters, including 414 on landline and 417 on cell phone, conducted March 16-26, 2017. Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding. The margin of error for the whole survey is +/- 3.7 % at the 95% level of confidence.
You can read the poll results here.