(The Center Square) — Christopher Newport University just released its findings from its annual State of the Commonwealth poll, revealing a fair amount of support for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, limited optimism about the direction of the commonwealth and enthusiasm for primarily several Democrat-led proposals before the 2024 state legislature.
About 50% of the 1,000 Virginia registered voters surveyed approved of the job Youngkin is doing, consistent with the poll’s results a year ago and not far from the 54% approval rating recorded in Virginia Commonwealth University’s most recent poll.
More Virginians believe the commonwealth is headed in the right direction than not, with 43% saying it’s headed in the right direction, 37% saying it’s headed in the wrong direction and 11% saying it’s a little bit of both.
While the number of those who believe the commonwealth is headed in the right direction certainly isn’t overwhelming, it’s much higher than