Survey USA, the only outfit regularly polling on the popularity of governors, has just released their monthly poll results. Virginia Governor Mark Warner is rocketing to the top. He is the second-most popular Democratic governor, second only to West Virginia governor Joe Manchin. His approval rating has climbed 5% in the past month, on top of 8% the month before that, with the same decrease in disapproval in the same period.
The Virginia results are based on a poll of 600 adults, 37% Democrats, 30% Republicans, and 32% independents. (The ideological breakdown matches Virginia’s demographics better.) The Virginia results are based on a poll of 600 adults, 37% Republicans, 30% Democrats, and 32% independents.
If Warner is going to run for president — as it certainly looks like he will — he’s positioning himself to exit his current position at the top of the charts. If Tim Kaine can draft along behind him, all the better.