Virginia in Play: Trump is More Popular Than Racist Ralph Northam

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam prepares to address a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Northam made a statement and answered questions about the late term abortion bill that was killed in committee. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The embattled governor of Virginia, who has been caught in a racism scandal since Big League Politics exposed him for wearing blackface or a KKK outfit in college, is now less popular among voters in his state than President Donald J. Trump.

“[Christopher Newport University’s Rachel] Bitecofer, who led the polling and serves as assistant director at the center, found that Northam’s approval rating is at 40 percent, down 19 points from December. That’s worse than President Donald Trump, whose approval rating in Virginia is at 44 percent, according to the survey,” according to The Virginian-Pilot. 

The eye-popping 19-point drop comes as scandal has rocked Virginia’s three top elected officials. Aside from Northam’s racism scandal, his deputy, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, has been accused of sexual assault by two women. Both men have refused to resign, despite calls from the electorate and fellow politicians.

As noted by The Virginian-Pilot, the mainstream press has all but dropped coverage of the scandals, choosing instead to focus on Russian “collusion” conspiracy theories.

“It also helps that more than one in five respondents said they hadn’t heard any recent news about Northam,” the report said.

Northam has shied away from the public eye since the scandal broke. Big League Politics reported last week:

Democrat Virginia governor Ralph Northam did not appear at the census meeting at NOVA Community College in Alexandria, as he was scheduled to do on the morning of April 1.

Northam is still keeping a low profile after Big League Politics published his medical school “blackface/KKK” yearbook photo, which exposed Northam’s racist past. President Donald Trump has put Virginia in play for his campaign in the 2020 election.


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