Virginians are evenly split on whether Northam should resign

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife Pam
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Virginians are evenly divided over whether Gov. Ralph Northam (D) should resign from his position, a new Washington Post-Schar School poll showed Saturday evening, following the revelation that his 1984 medical school yearbook page contains a photo of a man in blackface and one in Ku Klux Klan robes.

Statewide, 47 percent say he should stay in office, and 47 percent want him gone. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to want to keep Northam as governor, as are African Americans, 58 percent of whom oppose his resignation.

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