Virginia voters split on Confederate flag, Quinnipiac University poll finds

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(WSLS 10) - Virginia voters are divided 46 - 45 percent on whether the Confederate flag should be removed from state license plates, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released on Monday.

In Virginia, support for eliminating the option of ordering a license plate with a Confederate flag is 73 - 19 percent among Democrats and 48 - 42 percent among independent voters, with Republicans standing by the Stars & Bars 71 - 24 percent.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 50 - 31 percent overall approval rating includes 77 - 11 percent backing from Democrats and 49 - 31 percent approval from independent voters. Republicans disapprove 46 - 33 percent.
Voters approve 59 - 26 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is doing and give first- term U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine a 52 - 30 percent approval rating.
"All three of Virginia's top state officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine rate 50 percent or higher in job approval," said Brown.
From July 9 - 20 Quinnipiac University surveyed:
  • 1,209 Virginia voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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