Waiting game works: More Virginia voters now want Northam to stay than quit

Waiting game works: More Virginia voters now want Northam to stay than quit
Ralph Northam, then and now.

[Ed. – Who’s Northam? Oh, that’s right. He’s the cretin who wore blackface as a youth and was in the news over this scandalous revelation — what? — a few years ago?]

A plurality of Virginia voters — including a large majority of black voters — believe that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should not resign in the aftermath of a blackface scandal that has thrown the state government into disarray.

Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed that 48 percent of Virginia voters said Northam should not resign over the scandal involving a blackface photo on his medical school yearbook page, while 42 percent said he should.

Among black voters, 56 percent said Northam should remain in office while 31 percent said he should step down. White voters were evenly split on the issue, with 46 percent for each option. A substantially larger number of Virginians said Northam should not be impeached, with 65 percent opposing that option and 26 percent in favor.

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Virginians gave Northam a negative approval rating, with 39 percent saying they approved of the way he’s handling his job as governor to 44 percent who disapproved. Among black voters, 49 percent said they approved of the job Northam is doing while just 24 percent said they did not.

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