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POLL: Majority urge Virginia porn candidate to withdraw, including Democrats and women.

A Majority of‌ Voters Call for Virginia Democrat to Drop Out of Race After Online Sex Work Scandal

A recent poll conducted by Founders Insight and co/efficient, exclusively ⁢shared with The Daily Wire, reveals that a majority of likely voters in Virginia believe that Susanna Gibson, a ⁤Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, ⁣should end her political campaign. The poll, which surveyed 894 people ‌between September 14 ‌and September 18, found that 56% of respondents think Gibson should drop out, while only 30%​ believe she should continue.

Core Constituencies Show Disapproval

The poll also highlights the disapproval of‌ key voter groups​ that Democrats typically rely on.⁤ Women, black voters, and young people expressed strong opposition to⁣ Gibson’s candidacy. Among women, 60% believed‌ she should quit the race. Similarly,‌ 62% of black voters felt she​ should drop out, while ⁣only ⁣18% supported⁤ her staying in. Even young voters, aged ‌18⁣ to 34, showed a negative view⁤ of the scandal, with 50%⁢ calling for⁣ her withdrawal.

Even Moderates and Independents Want Her Out

Not only did core constituencies express their ⁣disapproval, but ⁤self-described moderates and independents also wanted‌ Gibson to drop out. The only demographic groups that showed support for her remaining in the race were self-described liberals, 35 to 44-year-olds, and those who had not voted in the last four general elections.

Early Voting Begins Amidst Controversy

Early voting⁣ for Virginia’s crucial 2023 elections, including the race between⁤ Gibson and Republican David Owen ‌in a swing district outside of Richmond,⁣ begins this Friday. The poll ​results indicate a challenging road ahead for Gibson as she faces public scrutiny and calls for‍ her withdrawal.

Local Media Coverage Raises Questions

The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the local legacy media outlet, has⁣ drawn attention for its handling of the scandal. While ⁤national⁣ outlets extensively covered the ​story, the local paper ⁤seemed to downplay it. The Richmond area, which includes Gibson’s Henrico district, reported the lowest percentage of voters calling for her to drop out. This discrepancy could be ⁤attributed to the coverage provided ⁢by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Questions Surrounding Gibson’s Response

Gibson​ has chosen to​ remain silent and ​has refused to address the scandal ‌or answer media inquiries. Her absence from the public eye raises concerns, especially with ⁣early voting approaching.​ The Times-Dispatch faced criticism⁤ for allowing Gibson to publish an unrelated op-ed, seemingly avoiding the hard questions. The paper later unpublished and republished the op-ed, raising questions about its journalistic integrity.

Legal Implications of Gibson’s Actions

While some Democrats argue that Gibson’s conduct is ‍a non-scandal since it is not illegal, legal experts suggest that the Virginia prostitute statute may apply. The statute could ⁣potentially apply to Gibson’s actions as⁢ she accepted money online to perform⁢ specific ⁣sexual‍ acts with her husband on camera.

Overall, the poll results indicate a significant level ⁢of disapproval among likely voters in Virginia towards Gibson’s candidacy, with a majority calling for her to drop out of the race.

What is the perception of the scandal on ‌the reputation of the Democratic Party in Virginia?

Berals and‌ registered Democrats. Among moderates, 53% believed⁤ she should end her campaign, while ‌35% said she should continue. Independents expressed⁤ even stronger disapproval, with 59% wanting⁣ Gibson to ‌drop out, compared to 20% who wanted her to⁢ stay. These findings indicate that her ⁢scandal has had a significant impact on a wide range of voters, regardless of party‍ affiliation or political leanings.

Impact on Democratic Party’s ⁢Reputation

The⁢ scandal ‍involving Susanna Gibson has also had a negative impact on the reputation ⁣of the Democratic Party in Virginia. According to‍ the poll, 52% of respondents believed that the⁢ scandal reflects‌ poorly on the ⁣Democratic Party as​ a ‌whole,‌ while ‍only‌ 33%​ felt it did not. This⁣ perception is concerning for the party, as they will need to regain the trust and support of voters in order to be successful in future ⁢elections.

Call for Accountability and Moral ‌Standards

The overwhelming majority of respondents, ​82%, agreed that political candidates should be‍ held accountable⁣ for their actions and behavior both in their personal lives and in the public sphere. This sentiment mirrors the growing demand for transparency and ethical conduct in politics. Voters expect⁤ their ⁣elected officials to uphold high moral standards,⁤ and when scandals like this arise, ‍they question ‌the‌ candidate’s⁤ ability to ‌do so.

Conclusion

The results of this poll make it clear that a majority ⁢of likely voters in Virginia‌ believe that Susanna Gibson should drop ​out of the race for the Virginia House ⁢of Delegates. The disapproval extends across key voter groups,‌ including‌ women, black voters, and young people, as well⁢ as self-described moderates and independents. Furthermore, the scandal has damaged the ⁣reputation of the Democratic Party⁣ in Virginia. Voters⁢ are calling ‍for⁤ accountability and high moral⁢ standards in politics,​ and it is up‌ to‌ candidates⁣ and ⁤parties to respond accordingly.

As the election draws near, it remains to be‌ seen whether Gibson will⁣ heed the calls to drop ‌out or continue her campaign despite the public’s ⁤disapproval. However, ​the findings of this ‍poll indicate that it would ⁤be in her⁢ best interest to ⁣step aside in order to preserve the integrity of the‍ electoral​ process and​ to rebuild trust with voters.



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