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Which politician has the highest current approval rating in West Virginia?

The latest MetroNews Poll is out

Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:

  • Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval

  • Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval

  • Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval

  • Justice 34% approval, 44% disapproval

Some commentary

From . . .

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August 31, 2017

Reading the Sunday opinion section

Myer on health care

Mike Myer asks us "Is Health Care A Bargain?" In a meandering column (root canals, anyone?) with undocumented statistics and no acknowledgement that the U.S. pays twice as much for health care as most advanced nations with single payer/socialized health care with much worse results, he finally gets to his . . .

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May 14, 2017

Covering the WV budget crisis 1

Documenting local "newspaper" coverage

On Wednesday night, West Virginia governor Jim Justice gave his first State of the State address and most of it was dedicated to the state's budget crisis. Not surprisingly, the local "newspapers" reacted negatively to the suggestion of new taxes. As the battle of the budget unfolds, I hope to write about how it's covered . . .

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February 10, 2017

Coal news

Look what we found in the swamp to oversee the prosecution of crimes against the environment

From Lee Fang in The Intercept:

Donald Trump Puts Coal Lobbyist in Charge of Prosecuting Environmental Crimes

Fang writes:

A LOBBYIST FOR a utility company that heavily relies on coal-fueled power plants and has clashed with regulators is the new . . .

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January 27, 2017

Odds and ends from around the Web

Justice and Trump conversation

From Metro News on Wednesday:

Last Saturday, Justice was coaching basketball at Greenbrier East High School when he said Eric Trump called him and then handed over the phone to his father, President-elect Donald Trump.

The two spoke for about 15 minutes, according to Justice.

He said, ‘It’s high time two good . . .

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November 25, 2016

The shorter version of recent local editorials about Clinton and the Democrats

If you've read them, you can probably skip this post. Here are the shorter versions of three day's worth of anti-Clinton editorials.

Saturday

"Voting for Trump Is Not Enough"

The shorter version: you must vote for Bill Cole for governor because Jim Justice is a Democrat and he might support Clinton. Sorry, Intelligencer, . . .

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October 31, 2016

More than "weird"

The WV governor's race

Four weeks ago, I highlighted an article from Politico which asked "Is West Virginia Holding America's Weirdest Election?" It's funny what distance does to perspective -- Politico's description of our governor's race doesn't seem to be as much of an overstatement as it did at the time.

In today's mail was an . . .

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October 28, 2016

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