Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has added to his 2021 election margin of victory, becoming a popular commonwealth leader as he heads into the nation’s heartland to help 2022 Republican candidates and considers his own political future.
The latest Morning Consult survey shows that he is the 22nd most popular governor in the country, holding a 53% approval rating. That is equal to the approval rating of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is the No. 1 2024 alternative candidate to former President Donald Trump.
“Republican Govs. Ron DeSantis of Florida and Glenn Youngkin of Virginia, two potential presidential prospects in 2024, both hold 53% approval ratings, though the Floridian’s standing has dropped slightly (from 56%) in the previous quarter,” noted the survey analysis.
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