Half of Virginia Democrats still approve of Gov. Ralph Northam despite supporting infanticide and appearing in a racist photo. The poll comes as Northam refuses to resign.
Half of Virginia Democrats still approve of Gov. Ralph Northam despite recent statements supporting late-term abortions and a decades-old photo resurfacing of him allegedly dressed in either KKK garb or blackface, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Monday.
The polling, which was conducted Feb. 2-3, shows that Northam’s approval rating among his own party dropped from 70 percent last month to 50 percent after the incidents. His disapproval rating for the same demographic skyrocketed, jumping from 7 percent to 25 percent, with the remaining individuals surveyed saying they “don’t know/no opinion” on Northam.
Northam’s approval rating among people of all political affiliations dropped from 48 percent to only 29 percent. His disapproval rating among that same larger group jumped from 26 percent to 48 percent.
Northam not only defended a bill in the state legislature that would legalize abortions up to birth – even if the mother is dilated — he defended infanticide during a radio show.
Northam apparently thinks it’s okay to kill a baby once the infant is fully delivered.
“If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and mother,” he said.
Later Northam doubled down on his support for infanticide via a spokesman, who essentially said the governor was only talking about infanticide in cases of disabled babies. Then Northam said he had no apologies for promoting infanticide.
The pro-abortion Democrat governor who defended infanticide is now facing massive criticism after a photo emerged that appears to show Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam appearing in a photograph that shows him and someone else dressed up in a KKK hood and in blackface.
The photo, from Northam’s 1984 yearbook at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and shows “two people, one wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes and a hood, the other with his face painted black.”
Northam apologized for the photo but would not say which person in it is him and would not agree to heed calls for his resignation. Later he claimed he is not pictured in the photo.