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Virginia Poll: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in Dead Heat in Virginia 2013 Governor's Race
McLean Patch ^ | January 9, 2013 | Mary Ann Barton

Posted on 01/10/2013 8:38:12 AM PST by HokieMom

Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows race has tightened a bit since November.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and McLean resident Terry McAuliffe and GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli are virtually tied at the beginning of the race for the governor's seat in Virginia, according to a new poll released Wednesday morning.

The Quinnipiac University poll shows McAuliffe with 40 percent to Cuccinelli's 39 percent. One in five voters say they are undecided, according to the poll.

In November, a similar poll showed McAuliffe with 41 percent to Cuccinelli's 37 percent.

"While all three candidates for governor have run statewide previously, voter memories are short and they are little-known to Virginia voters," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a news release.

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling dropped out of the race in late 2012, citing a change in the nomination process as his reason for dropping out. There is speculation that Bolling may run as an independent.

In the past, nominees were chosen in a statewide primary, but the 2013 candidates will be chosen at a party convention.

“I reluctantly concluded that the decision to change the method of nomination from a primary to a convention created too many obstacles for us to overcome,” he said at the time. Bolling said he feared the convention system would only divide the state GOP, inhibiting its ability to reach and help Virginia residents.

"It goes without saying that with this relatively low level of voter recognition it will be some time before the shape of the race becomes clear," Brown said. "What is clear is that as an independent Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling faces a pretty stiff uphill climb should he decide to run as an independent."

(Excerpt) Read more at mclean.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; ken4gov; mcauliffe; va2013

1 posted on 01/10/2013 8:38:25 AM PST by HokieMom
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http://www.cuccinelli.com/


2 posted on 01/10/2013 8:41:07 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

This is a race between Ken a honest man and a worm.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 8:42:05 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; ...

Virginia Ping! If you want on or off the Virginia Ping List, please freepmail me.

4 posted on 01/10/2013 8:43:12 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

The reality is that Virginia is no longer a red, conservative state, but has now become “purple” and is slowly “fading to blue”...


5 posted on 01/10/2013 8:52:11 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: bmwcyle

I plan to vote for Ken but expect Bolling to try to poison the well out of spite...if Virginia elects that slickster from Northern VA heaven help us.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 8:54:04 AM PST by dogcaller
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To: bmwcyle

Terry McAuliffe aka the Andrew Cuomo of the South.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 8:54:15 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: dogcaller

Bolling said the other day he has no plan to run.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 8:56:47 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: HokieMom

Who wouldn’t want Mr Global Crossing, Terry McAulffe, Clinton’s back scrubber, for governor?

Give him $100K and he will invest the state of VA out of debt and into the clover!

Plus he is such a dynamic speaker....

sarc


9 posted on 01/10/2013 9:01:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: HokieMom

Obama’s Chicago vote machine will be all over the state for this race.

The Quinnipiac University poll’s bias about reflects the effect it will have.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 9:06:15 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: HokieMom

According to my early-morning local news, 7 out of 10 voters don’t know who either of them are.

And the low-information morons will pick the winner again......


11 posted on 01/10/2013 9:06:37 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Road Glide
The reality is that Virginia is no longer a red, conservative state, but has now become “purple” and is slowly “fading to blue”...

And we can thank the infestation into the northern counties from Maryland, DC and other foreign countries for that.

12 posted on 01/10/2013 9:18:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: HokieMom

The democrap party has perfected vote cheating to such an extent that if McAuliffe wants the governorship he will be given it ... of course it will be a ‘close race’. The Republic is dead, folks. The oligarchs now rule, the democrips and republicants.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 9:18:57 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: bmwcyle
Bolling said the other day he has no plan to run.

That's certainly good news.

14 posted on 01/10/2013 9:24:37 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: bmwcyle
Bolling said the other day he has no plan to run.

That's not how he sounded in an article in this morning's Times Dispatch sounded to me.

15 posted on 01/10/2013 9:32:22 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Bill Bolling is a known liar and he is a puppet of the GOP elite.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 9:36:33 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: bmwcyle

I know all that, was just giving my take away from an article I read.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 9:38:01 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

The liberal press is pushing for his run also.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 9:39:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: dogcaller

“... that slickster from Northern VA ...”

is actually from Syracuse, NY.


19 posted on 01/10/2013 9:39:39 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: HokieMom
"[McAuliffe] threatens, he promises, he cajoles, he jokes, he charms, he intimidates. He really is not someone who should be governor and in possession of the public’s trust.”

-Ralph Nader-

20 posted on 01/10/2013 9:40:59 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: CatherineofAragon

7 out of 10 voters don’t know who either of them are.”

...Cuccinelli is such a good man. He’s depicted as the evil capitalist by the media and will have a tough time winning. I’ll be there volunteering for him though.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 9:47:19 AM PST by albie
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To: HokieMom

“Dead Heat” means “The Punk” (Rush’s term for McAuliffe) can start writing his acceptance speech now.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 10:03:07 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: HokieMom

I fully expect that in a off year election, it will be a GOP statewide sweep. The drones come out in presidential election years.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 10:27:48 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

It was a sweep four years ago. A much-needed boost to our morale since Virginians had just voted for a democrat for president the first time since 1964 and LBJ the year before.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 11:26:17 AM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: bmwcyle

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_3de035c4-59d7-11e2-b1ad-0019bb30f31a.html


25 posted on 01/10/2013 12:44:06 PM PST by TwoSue
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To: TwoSue

He is a jerk.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 12:57:05 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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