When asked about the approval of their current elected leaders, Virginia voters approve of the job performance of Democrats, President Obama (53-43), Senator Mark Warner (52-31), and Senator Tim Kaine (42-36, with 22% of voters undecided), while also approving of Republican Governor Bob McDonnell (48-35). Even though Republican Governor McDonnell is approved, Virginians have an unfavorable opinion of Republican Majority Leader, Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-7), who is currently sitting at 44% unfavorable and 27% favorable.
Democrat Mark Warner comes out on top of every pairing with potential Republican candidates for the Senate next year. Warner leads current Lt. Governor Bill Bolling (53-35), Congressman Eric Cantor (56-37), Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (57-36), and Governor Bob McDonnell (52-42).