Jun 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump's unpopularity is threatening a GOP incumbent in Virginia

Jennifer Wexton celebrating her primary victory with her hands in the air

Jennifer Wexton celebrates her Democratic primary victory to face Barbara Comstock. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

A new Monmouth poll shows GOP incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock is trailing her Democratic challenger by 10 points.

Why it matters: Nearly half of her constituents think she's done a good job for Virginia's 10th district, but they voted for Hillary Clinton by 10 points in 2016 and now 34% of them think she has been too supportive of President Trump — a sign of how POTUS is becoming a liability for vulnerable incumbent Republicans.

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