Gov Glenn Youngkin’s Numbers are Going Up While Joe Biden’s are Going Down

National   |   Dave Andrusko   |   Jun 3, 2022   |   6:55PM   |   Washington, DC

Here’s the lead from a story written by Justin Geary that appeared today at WDBJ:

A Roanoke College poll found a majority of Virginians approve of the job Governor Glenn Youngkin has done in his nearly five months in office, while approval of Joe Biden’s presidency continues to dip across the Commonwealth.

Youngkin was the surprise pro-life victor in last November’s off-year election in the Old Dominion. In fact pro-lifers swept all three of the state-wide races–Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.

And, in spite of an incredibly hostile media, Youngkin’s approval continues to rise:

The poll found that Governor Glenn Youngkin’s approval rating has increased to 53% from 50% in February, while disapproval, at 35%, down from 41% in February. More Democrats (41%) approve of Youngkin’s performance now than they did three months ago (30%), Youngkin’s approval among republicans dipped to 75%, down from 84% in February.

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Meanwhile, President Biden’s downward slide continues among Republicans and Democrats alike:

President Joe Biden’s approval rating in the Commonwealth dropped to 37%, down from the previous low of 41%. The poll found that the decline was across all Virginians regardless of political affiliation.

The respondents were also quizzed on abortion. The lead is highly misleading:

One topic a majority of Virginians agree on is abortion. The poll found that 88% of Virginians think abortion should be legal in some capacity.

In fact the survey found that “35% of Virginians felt that abortion should be legal under any circumstances, up from 31% in August of 2015, while 53% felt that it should be legal only under certain circumstances, up from 46% in 2015.”

The category “legal only under certain circumstances” was not defined, but typically this likely includes rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother.

If you add the 11% who say abortion should be illegal in all cases, you have a total of a total of 64%  who feel abortion should be legal only  under certain circumstances or not at all. Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.