According to an article in the Washington Examiner, a narrow majority of Virginia voters have said that they want Governor Ralph Northam to stay in office.
According to a Christopher Newport University Poll, 52% of voters who indicated they were aware of recent news coverage about the governor said they would prefer him to stay in office, while 42% said he should resign.
A non-scientific poll conducted on ShoreDailyNews.com also showed Eastern Shore residents would prefer Northam to stay in office. 55% of respondents said he should not resign, while just 42% thought he should step aside.
That compares to 45% of voters who said Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should stay in office and 42% who said he should resign.
Northam and Virginia Democrats have been under the national spotlight since February when a photo from his college yearbook was released, showing an individual on his page dressed in blackface and another in KKK robes. Soon after, another scandal hit Democrats. That same month two women accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, prompting calls for his resignation along with Northam’s.
Virginia’s attorney general, Mark Herring, also admitted to wearing blackface while at the University of Virginia. None of the three men have resigned.