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Political Analysis for Friday, September 22, 2017

Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Craig Carper for this week’s political analysis. Topics include the debate in Northern Virginia between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie, John Warner’s backing of Gillespie, and last weekend’s pro-confederate rally in Richmond.

Transcript:
CC: From WCVE News in Richmond, I’m Craig Carper. Joining me now from the Richmond Times-Dispatch is political columnist and WCVE’s political analyst, Jeff Schapiro. Jeff, good morning.

JS: Hi there Craig.

Survey Measures Popularity of President and Governor

In a Mary Washington University Statewide Survey, just released, 55% of respondents say they disapprove of President Trump’s job performance while 37% approve.

Dr. Stephen Farnsworth, director of the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, said the President is as unpopular in Virginia now as he was as a candidate a year ago. “There are still strong doubts about whether he has the sort of temperament that one wants to see in a President. That’s something that people were concerned about before the election and it’s something that Virginians are concerned about now.”

Political Analysis for Friday, September 15, 2017

Jeff Schapiro from the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins WCVE's Craig Carper for this week's political analysis. Topics include the Supreme Court of Virginia's upholding of of a temporary law stripping the SCC of its authority to set electric rates, a neo-confederate rally set ot take place in Richmond over the weekend, and the effect of insurance companies pulling out of Obamacare on many Virginians.

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