See below for a press release from Del. Eileen Filler-Corn’s “Energized for Change” PAC about a new poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP). The poll’s findings include:
- By a 43%-34% margin, Virginians approve of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s job performance so far.
- On the “generic ballot question” about who people would vote for in their district’s Congressional race, Democrats hold a narrow, 46%-45% lead.
- Virginians overwhelmingly (76%-15%) think “things in the United States are headed…off on the wrong track.”
- Virginians narrowly (41%-37%) think things have “got off on the wrong track” here in Virginia.
- President Joe Biden has a 36%-50% (-14 points) approval rating, while Donald Trump has a 37%-55% (-18 points) approval rating.
- By an overwhelming (70%-8%) majority, Virginians believe that “teachers in the classroom” and not “politicians in Richmond” ” should be responsible for developing curriculum and lesson plans for Virginia’s children.”
- By a wide (63%-29%) majority, Virginians think the state government “should let the gradual increase [in the minimum wage] to $15.00 [an hour] go ahead?”
- By a wide (64%-13%) majority, Virginians OPPOSE “chang[ing] our state’s laws to weaken employment protections for teachers, health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers.”
- By a wide (65%-22%) majority, Virginians SUPPORT “the state of Virginia declaring a state of emergency to protect
drivers and consumers from gas stations that are over-charging at the gas pump.”
- By a strong (57%-32%) majority, Virginians OPPOSE “the likely Supreme Court decision that could allow Republicans to
outlaw abortions in Virginia and throughout the country.”
- By a more than 3:1 (52%-15%) majority, Virginians ” think gun laws in Virginia should be stronger,” with 30% saying they should be kept as they are now.
- By a wide (64%-28%) majority, Virginians SUPPORT “sensible gun-control legislation as a way of cracking down on violent crime in our schools and communities.”
- “Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose these efforts to deny teaching historical information in the classroom?” A whopping 50% (!) of Virginians STRONGLY OPPOSE doing that, with only 15% strongly supporting it.