Poll: Most Virginians disapprove of ultrasound law, making laws like it
- 52% of Virginians disapprove of a controversial ultrasound law passed despite major controversy
- 72% of Virginians think that the state should not pass laws designed to dissuade abortions source
» Gov. McDonnell still liked, but less liked: The poll, taken by Quinnipiac University and released Wednesday, shows that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is still popular, with a 53 percent approval rating, but that’s down a bit from the 58 percent approval he had in early February, suggesting that the ultrasound fight might have hurt him. It definitely hurt the Virginia legislature, though, which now has a net-negative rating and saw a 19-percent shift in their favorability rating. The law, which passed in late February, was toned down after a public outcry.