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Virginia’s Youngkin A Rare Popular Governor, Good 2024 Launch Pad

At a glance

  • Virginians haven’t been very kind to their governors over the past decade, but Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin appears to be winning them over — and at quite a pace.
  • The former businessman who edged aside former Gov. Terry McAuliffe with unexpected ease in last fall’s election has surged to a 55% approval rating in the just-released Roanoke College poll.
  • Republicans are feeling better about Youngkin, who is taking slow steps onto the national stage to aid 2022 campaigns and potentially 2024.

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