McDonnell Sentence Validates Virginians’ Desire for Accountability (WJLA)

wjla A survey conducted in October by the University of Mary Washington that showed just 28 percent of the respondents believed McDonnell should not go to prison despite the 11 felony convictions. Of those who favored jail time, 46 percent said the sentence should be between one and five years.

“The strong public support for prison time demonstrates the extent to which the public is furious with ethical misconduct in Richmond,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at UMW. “These results demonstrate the depth of voter anger with politicians who are thought to take better care of the well-connected than of ordinary citizens. "Lawmakers ignore this resentment at their peril.”

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