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Youngkin's approval drops in new poll

Researchers at Roanoke College found his approval numbers are dropping, although they are still above 50%.

NORFOLK, Va. — A new poll from Roanoke College shows that Virginians' approval of Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has dropped, months ahead of state legislative elections.

The survey also highlights a rise in political anxiety across the Commonwealth.

According to the poll, which was released June 6, Youngkin's approval rating sits at 51%, which is down six points from February. His favorability is also down six points from February, sitting around 52%.

The poll also shows Youngkin as a polarizing figure across Virginia: 86% of Republicans approve of his job as governor, while only 34% of Democrats are happy with his performance.

As for the rest of Richmond lawmakers, the feeling is mixed. Half of Virginians say they approve of the way the General Assembly is handling its job. Every General Assembly seat is up for election in November, and a primary to choose each party's candidates is on June 20.

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