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Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Virginians are split on whether Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam should step down after the discovery of a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page with 47% wanting him to resign and 47% believing he should stay in office, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll.

By the numbers: The poll, which was conducted from Wednesday through Friday, shows 42% of Republicans and 58% of African-Americans believe Northam should remain in office. It also addressed the other scandals currently riling Democrats in Richmond: 60% believe Attorney General Mark Herring, who admitted to wearing blackface in 1980, should stay in office and 65% are undecided on the fate of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who faces two allegations of sexual assault that he has denied, though the poll was conducted before the second allegation came to light.

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Joe Biden's inauguration and the days right after will bring a rat-tat-tat burst of climate policy moves, but keep this in mind amid the splashy pledges: pushing through most of his agenda will be a long, uncertain slog.

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