February 20, 2019 - Almost Half Of Virginia Voters Say Gov Should Not Quit, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Split On Whether Fairfax Should Resign Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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With support from black voters, 48 percent of Virginia voters say Gov. Ralph Northam should not resign, as 42 percent say he should step down, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. By a much wider 65 - 26 percent, voters say Gov. Northam should not be impeached.

Voters are divided 36 - 36 percent on whether Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should resign, but say 54 - 24 percent he should not be impeached, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Attorney General Mark Herring should not resign, Virginia voters say 54 - 22 percent, and say 63 - 16 percent he should not be impeached.

Virginia voters give Gov. Northam a negative 39 - 44 percent approval rating, down from a positive 49 - 25 percent approval in a June 26, 2018 Quinnipiac University poll.

There is a wide racial gap as black voters approve 49 - 24 percent, while white voters disapprove 50 - 36 percent.

Black voters say 56 - 31 percent that Northam should not resign, with white voters split 46 - 46 percent.

Northam is not a racist, Virginia voters say 62 - 21 percent, with little difference between black and white voters. But voters disapprove 69 - 20 percent of the way he is handling the controversy involving him wearing blackface when he was in his 20s.

"The good news for Gov. Ralph Northam is that Virginia voters have mixed feelings about him - not terrible but hardly reassuring in the wake of the brouhaha over his alleged use of blackface when he was a medical student more than three decades ago" said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Perhaps working to Northam's benefit is that Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is viewed much, much more negatively as he faces sexual assault and rape allegations. And voters say by very strong margins they don't believe his denials," Brown added.

"Attorney General Mark Herring scores best among the three officials in hot water." Virginia voters give Northam a negative 36 - 45 percent favorability rating. They are divided on whether he is honest, as 41 percent say yes and 44 percent say no. Only 42 percent of voters are confident in Northam's ability to lead Virginia effectively, as 47 percent are not.

Northam is not the right person to work to heal racial divisions in Virginia, voters say 54 - 32 percent.

Prejudice against black people is a serious problem in Virginia, voters say 61 - 35 percent, but 60 percent of voters say Virginia has less racism against black people today than it did "a few decades ago."

Justin Fairfax

Only 12 percent of Virginia voters believe Lt. Gov. Fairfax's denial of accusations of sexual assault, while 37 percent believe his two accusers, with 51 percent undecided.

Voters say 84 - 12 percent that the Virginia House of Delegates should wait for an investigation of these accusations before considering impeachment of Fairfax.

Fairfax gets a negative 11 - 36 percent favorability rating.

President Trump's Approval

Virginia voters disapprove 59 - 36 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing.

Voters approve 55 - 35 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is doing and approve 51 - 31 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is doing.

Virginia voters agree 66 - 27 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision and support 58 - 31 percent abortion in the third trimester if a doctor determines the mother's health is at risk.

From February 14 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,150 Virginia voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percentage points, including the design effect.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ralph Northam is handling his job as governor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    20%    59%    32%    36%    41%    41%    31%
Disapprove           44     75     25     44     49     39     48     52
DK/NA                18      6     15     23     15     20     11     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              25%    41%    43%    49%    33%    38%    36%    49%
Disapprove           42     42     49     39     57     44     50     24
DK/NA                33     18      7     12     10     17     14     27
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Kaine is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              55%    14%    92%    48%    49%    59%    54%    41%
Disapprove           35     77      3     39     42     29     40     45
DK/NA                11      8      5     13      9     12      7     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              60%    59%    52%    54%    42%    52%    47%    80%
Disapprove           20     31     42     41     49     36     42     10
DK/NA                20     10      5      6      8     12     10      9
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Mark Warner is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              51%    16%    76%    50%    49%    53%    54%    38%
Disapprove           31     70      8     31     37     27     37     37
DK/NA                18     14     15     19     15     20     10     25
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              41%    52%    54%    60%    43%    49%    46%    74%
Disapprove           23     30     36     33     40     35     37     11
DK/NA                35     18     10      7     16     17     16     15
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    94%     2%    36%    43%    30%    42%    50%
Disapprove           59      5     98     57     53     65     56     45
DK/NA                 5      1      -      7      4      6      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              15%    36%    43%    44%    51%    42%    46%     8%
Disapprove           77     60     54     54     46     54     50     86
DK/NA                 8      5      3      2      2      4      3      6
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Ralph Northam favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            36%    15%    54%    34%    31%    41%    35%    33%
Unfavorable          45     74     26     46     50     40     53     49
Hvn't hrd enough     16     11     18     17     17     16      9     17
REFUSED               3      -      2      3      2      3      3      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            23%    38%    39%    48%    30%    37%    33%    51%
Unfavorable          42     45     50     36     56     48     52     26
Hvn't hrd enough     33     16      8     13     12     13     13     21
REFUSED               2      1      3      3      2      1      2      2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Justin Fairfax favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            11%     5%    15%    10%    11%    10%     8%    11%
Unfavorable          36     47     29     37     40     32     48     35
Hvn't hrd enough     51     47     52     50     47     54     41     52
REFUSED               3      1      3      3      2      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable             7%     8%    15%    12%    10%     9%    10%    16%
Unfavorable          35     38     37     31     46     39     42     21
Hvn't hrd enough     58     52     44     52     42     49     46     60
REFUSED               -      2      3      6      2      4      3      3
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Mark Herring favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            21%     8%    34%    18%    18%    23%    22%    17%
Unfavorable          19     32      8     18     21     16     26     14
Hvn't hrd enough     59     59     55     62     59     58     50     67
REFUSED               2      1      2      2      1      3      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            14%    16%    24%    28%    18%    21%    19%    22%
Unfavorable          11     22     23     15     24     19     21      7
Hvn't hrd enough     73     60     53     53     58     57     57     71
REFUSED               2      2      1      3      1      3      2      1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    85%     7%    28%    37%    29%    36%    47%
Unfavorable          56     13     89     54     52     60     58     43
Hvn't hrd enough      7      -      4     12      8      7      4      7
REFUSED               4      1      -      6      3      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            23%    28%    37%    42%    45%    37%    41%    14%
Unfavorable          60     62     55     51     47     55     51     71
Hvn't hrd enough     13      7      5      4      5      6      6     11
REFUSED               3      2      3      3      3      1      2      4
 
 
9. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%     4%    89%    31%    36%    50%    44%    32%
Unfavorable          46     94      7     51     54     39     52     54
Hvn't hrd enough      8      2      3     14      8      9      3     12
REFUSED               2      -      1      4      2      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            50%    37%    47%    44%    31%    45%    38%    69%
Unfavorable          31     50     46     50     62     45     53     21
Hvn't hrd enough     16     10      5      4      5      9      7      7
REFUSED               3      2      2      1      3      -      1      2
 
 
10. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Virginia today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        9%     5%    14%     7%     6%    11%     7%     8%
Smwht satisfied      49     34     58     50     54     44     51     45
Smwht dissatisfied   28     34     22     27     24     31     27     30
Very dissatisfied    14     27      5     15     15     13     14     16
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        5%     7%    10%    10%     6%    10%     8%    15%
Smwht satisfied      55     50     46     49     51     45     48     54
Smwht dissatisfied   33     30     25     24     26     30     28     20
Very dissatisfied     7     12     18     15     16     14     15     12
DK/NA                 -      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
 
11. Do you think - Ralph Northam should resign his position as governor of Virginia, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Resign           42%    60%    33%    43%    49%    36%    47%    43%
No                   48     36     57     45     42     52     46     48
DK/NA                10      4     10     12      9     11      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Resign           52%    42%    41%    32%    52%    40%    46%    31%
No                   35     46     51     61     40     51     46     56
DK/NA                13     12      7      6      8      8      8     13
 
 
12. Do you think - Justin Fairfax should resign his position as lieutenant governor of Virginia, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Resign           36%    52%    24%    40%    41%    32%    42%    39%
No                   36     27     43     35     35     37     33     33
DK/NA                28     21     32     25     24     31     25     28
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Resign           37%    38%    35%    34%    47%    36%    41%    24%
No                   30     26     49     40     31     35     33     49
DK/NA                33     36     16     26     22     29     26     27
 
 
13. Do you think - Mark Herring should resign his position as attorney general of Virginia, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Resign           22%    37%    13%    21%    27%    19%    25%    28%
No                   54     42     65     55     51     56     56     47
DK/NA                24     20     22     24     22     25     19     26
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Resign           24%    21%    23%    20%    31%    22%    26%    14%
No                   49     43     61     62     47     55     51     62
DK/NA                27     36     15     18     22     22     22     24
 
 
14. Do you think - Ralph Northam should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        26%    37%    22%    25%    30%    22%    22%    30%
No                   65     54     73     63     61     68     73     58
DK/NA                10      9      5     12      9     10      5     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Impeached        37%    19%    26%    20%    30%    22%    26%    25%
No                   47     71     68     74     62     68     65     69
DK/NA                16     10      6      6      8     10      9      6
 
 
15. Do you think - Justin Fairfax should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        24%    37%    17%    26%    27%    21%    23%    27%
No                   54     44     60     55     52     55     56     49
DK/NA                22     19     23     19     21     24     21     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Impeached        29%    21%    23%    24%    28%    24%    26%    18%
No                   45     51     65     53     52     53     52     63
DK/NA                26     28     12     23     20     23     22     19
 
 
16. Do you think - Mark Herring should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        16%    26%    11%    16%    19%    14%    13%    22%
No                   63     58     71     64     62     64     73     54
DK/NA                21     16     18     20     19     22     15     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Impeached        22%    11%    15%    13%    21%    16%    18%    11%
No                   49     58     74     71     61     66     63     67
DK/NA                28     30     11     16     19     19     19     22
 
 
17. Would you say that - Ralph Northam is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  41%    28%    56%    38%    37%    44%    42%    41%
No                   44     60     31     48     52     38     47     45
DK/NA                15     13     12     14     11     18     12     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  32%    35%    44%    55%    37%    44%    41%    40%
No                   51     48     47     28     54     40     47     43
DK/NA                17     17      9     17      9     15     13     17
 
 
18. Would you say that - Justin Fairfax is honest, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  25%    13%    38%    22%    24%    25%    16%    24%
No                   35     55     19     40     40     31     43     35
DK/NA                40     33     43     38     36     44     42     42
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  28%    19%    30%    22%    19%    19%    19%    39%
No                   40     39     35     26     44     36     40     22
DK/NA                32     42     34     52     36     45     41     39
 
 
19. Do you think elected officials should be held to a higher ethical standard than other people, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Higher standard  78%    82%    83%    76%    81%    76%    83%    80%
No                   20     15     16     23     18     22     16     20
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      1      2      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Higher standard  86%    73%    78%    80%    83%    78%    81%    81%
No                   13     26     21     19     15     20     18     19
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      1      1      -
 
 
20. Are you confident in Ralph Northam's ability to lead Virginia effectively, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Confident        42%    21%    58%    40%    35%    47%    39%    36%
No                   47     74     32     50     54     41     55     53
DK/NA                11      5     10     11     10     11      5     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Confident        32%    37%    45%    55%    31%    43%    37%    56%
No                   53     49     48     38     63     48     55     30
DK/NA                15     14      7      6      7      9      8     13
 
 
21. Do you think Ralph Northam is the right person to work to heal racial divisions in Virginia, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Right person     32%    16%    48%    30%    29%    35%    31%    27%
No                   54     78     39     56     62     48     59     58
DK/NA                14      6     13     14     10     17     11     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Right person     20%    28%    36%    47%    24%    32%    29%    46%
No                   63     57     53     42     68     51     59     42
DK/NA                16     15     11     10      8     17     13     11
 
 
22. In general, do you think blackface is racist, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Racist           72%    62%    80%    74%    76%    69%    79%    68%
No                   17     28     13     15     15     19     12     24
DK/NA                11     10      7     11      9     12      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Racist           84%    80%    70%    57%    73%    76%    74%    72%
No                   10     10     21     27     17     17     17     18
DK/NA                 6     10      9     16      9      8      8     11
 
 
23. Do you think that blackface was morally acceptable in the 1980's, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Was acceptable   32%    40%    25%    34%    34%    31%    30%    42%
No                   59     53     68     54     58     59     61     49
DK/NA                 9      6      7     12      8     10      9      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Was acceptable   28%    26%    37%    41%    35%    35%    35%    21%
No                   61     69     56     48     55     57     56     71
DK/NA                11      5      7     11     10      8      9      8
 
 
24. Do you think prejudice against black people is a serious problem in Virginia, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Serious problem  61%    35%    81%    56%    54%    66%    59%    48%
No                   35     61     17     38     43     28     37     46
DK/NA                 5      4      2      6      3      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Serious problem  74%    64%    60%    48%    46%    60%    53%    80%
No                   24     30     38     45     51     33     42     18
DK/NA                 1      6      2      8      3      7      5      2
 
 
25. Do you think Virginia has less racism towards black people today than it had a few decades ago, or do you think the racism in Virginia is about the same?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Less racism          60%    70%    55%    63%    71%    51%    72%    66%
About the same       29     23     36     28     22     35     20     25
MORE RACISM(VOL)      4      4      2      3      1      5      1      5
DK/NA                 7      3      6      6      6      8      6      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Less racism          59%    59%    62%    62%    77%    63%    70%    35%
About the same       32     28     30     26     18     26     22     51
MORE RACISM(VOL)      1      5      4      5      1      4      3      6
DK/NA                 8      9      4      7      5      6      5      9
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ralph Northam has handled the controversy around him wearing blackface while he was in his 20s?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              20%    19%    26%    17%    16%    23%    17%    22%
Disapprove           69     72     65     74     75     64     76     67
DK/NA                11      8      9      9      9     14      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              12%    18%    23%    26%    16%    22%    19%    21%
Disapprove           73     72     70     60     78     67     72     68
DK/NA                14     10      6     14      7     11      9     11
 
 
27. Do you think Ralph Northam is racist, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Racist           21%    26%    22%    22%    20%    23%    16%    18%
No                   62     59     68     59     61     62     69     64
DK/NA                17     15     11     19     19     15     15     18
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Racist           36%    16%    21%    11%    16%    20%    18%    24%
No                   44     67     66     72     66     66     66     63
DK/NA                20     16     13     16     18     15     16     12
 
 
28. In general, do you think that sexual assault is a serious problem, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Serious problem  95%    94%    99%    94%    94%    97%    96%    95%
No                    3      5      -      4      5      2      3      4
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Serious problem  97%    95%    95%    95%    93%    98%    96%    94%
No                    3      5      2      4      5      1      3      4
DK/NA                 -      1      3      1      2      1      1      2
 
 
29. If an elected official has been accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault by multiple people, do you think that elected official should resign, or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Resign           45%    39%    55%    41%    39%    50%    44%    47%
No                   38     44     32     40     45     32     41     40
DK/NA                17     17     13     19     16     18     15     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Resign           62%    41%    38%    43%    41%    49%    45%    48%
No                   25     39     49     37     45     35     40     33
DK/NA                13     20     13     20     14     16     15     19
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of how the Republican Party is handling the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in politics?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              23%    52%     8%    23%    24%    21%    27%    25%
Disapprove           63     32     85     61     63     63     63     59
DK/NA                15     16      7     17     14     16     10     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve               8%    22%    29%    29%    28%    25%    26%    12%
Disapprove           75     65     61     56     60     60     60     70
DK/NA                17     13     10     16     12     14     13     18
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of how the Democratic Party is handling the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault in politics?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              29%    10%    51%    24%    23%    33%    31%    22%
Disapprove           57     79     37     61     64     50     58     62
DK/NA                15     11     11     15     12     17     11     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              33%    21%    31%    31%    22%    31%    27%    32%
Disapprove           50     64     61     52     67     53     60     47
DK/NA                18     15      8     17     11     16     13     21
 
 
32. As you may know, Virginia's lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax has been accused of rape and sexual assault by two women, Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson. He has denied the accusations and said that both encounters were consensual. Who do you think is telling the truth: Justin Fairfax or Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Fairfax              12%    10%    18%     8%    13%    11%     7%    11%
Tyson and Watson     37     39     41     38     36     39     41     42
DK/NA                51     51     42     53     51     51     52     47
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Fairfax              14%     7%    16%    12%    10%     8%     9%    21%
Tyson and Watson     48     32     37     34     39     45     42     24
DK/NA                38     62     46     55     51     47     49     54
 
 
33. In response to these accusations, Justin Fairfax has said that he is the target of a smear campaign. Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Agree                23%    19%    31%    17%    20%    25%    17%    19%
Disagree             46     54     42     48     49     43     52     49
DK/NA                32     27     27     34     30     33     31     32
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                16%    16%    29%    26%    15%    20%    18%    38%
Disagree             53     41     47     44     54     48     51     31
DK/NA                31     43     24     29     31     32     31     32
 
 
34. Do you think that the Virginia House of Delegates should wait for an investigation of these accusations before considering impeachment, or do you think that they should begin considering impeachment now?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Wait                 84%    79%    88%    83%    83%    84%    89%    82%
Begin now            12     14     10     14     13     12      9     14
DON'T CONSIDER(VOL)   1      2      -      -      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 4      5      2      2      3      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Wait                 75%    87%    88%    87%    86%    84%    85%    89%
Begin now            22     10     10      8     12     11     11      8
DON'T CONSIDER(VOL)   -      1      -      2      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      1      4      3      3
 
 
35. In general, do you agree or disagree with the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Agree                66%    33%    87%    66%    62%    69%    66%    61%
Disagree             27     63      6     28     30     24     30     31
DK/NA                 7      4      7      7      8      7      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                72%    70%    66%    62%    59%    67%    63%    78%
Disagree             21     21     28     33     35     28     31     14
DK/NA                 7      9      6      6      6      6      6      8
 
 
36. Do you support or oppose allowing abortions in the third trimester of pregnancy if a doctor determines the mother's health to be at risk?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              58%    32%    78%    56%    58%    58%    59%    52%
Oppose               31     57     15     33     30     32     35     36
DK/NA                11     11      7     11     12     10      7     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              64%    58%    60%    55%    55%    55%    55%    62%
Oppose               29     28     33     34     34     35     35     26
DK/NA                 7     14      7     11     10      9     10     12