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New Poll Shows Virginians Have Confidence in Gov. Ralph Northam’s Pandemic Response

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A Hampton University poll released yesterday had two main takeaways: the majority of Virginians approve of the job Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is doing, and nearly 3 in 4 Virginians disapprove of President Trump.

The pollsters found “many Virginians have confidence” in Gov. Northam. The majority of Virginians feel the governor issued his stay at home order at the right time. Gov. Ralph Northam, who is the nation’s only doctor governor, has used his experience in health care to guide his approach to COVID-19.

Gov. Northam was one of the first to cancel the school year and implemented one of the nation’s longest stay at home orders. He continues to lead with a fact-based approach to COVID-19, recently enacting new policies in the Hampton Roads region to curb the rapid spread of the virus. Gov. Northam holds frequent press conferences and offers clear, in-depth communication to Virginians. He tries to treat the public like he treated his patients, and “people want the truth.”

Gov. Northam’s no-nonsense approach to COVID-19 is quite the contrast to President Trump, who peddles conspiracy theories and blatantly lies to the American people.

“As a former military doctor, Gov. Northam knows how to lead in life or death situations,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “Virginians have faith in Gov. Northam because he makes decisions based on science and the advice of public health experts, rather than politics.”