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Rasmussen poll gives McAuliffe a 17-point lead over Cuccinelli
The Washington Times ^ | 10/22/2013 | Matthew Cella

Posted on 10/22/2013 11:25:05 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

A poll released Tuesday suggests Democrat Terry McAuliffe has pulled away in the campaign for Virginia governor, opening a 17-point lead against Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II two weeks from Election Day.

The poll, conducted by Rasmussen Reports, has Mr. McAuliffe ahead 50-33 — by far the largest margin of any poll thus far in the race.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters has a 3 percentage point margin of error. It was conducted Sunday, a day after former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton campaigned with Mr. McAuliffe in Falls Church.

The results come after Rasmussen last month had Mr. McAuliffe with a 6 percentage point lead, 44 percent to 38 percent, over Mr. Cuccinelli. That poll was conducted before the two-week federal government shutdown, which other surveys have suggested had a disproportionately negative effect on Republicans.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; cuccinelli; mcauliffe; va2013; virginia
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She's dead, Jim.
1 posted on 10/22/2013 11:25:06 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

What is wrong with VA that they would elect an absolute crook like McAuliffe?


2 posted on 10/22/2013 11:26:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Northern Virginia has been taken over by the Rat feces..VA is basically a done deal


3 posted on 10/22/2013 11:26:51 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Alter Kaker

Call it. Corey Booker didn’t even have those kinds of numbers.

I hope Virginians enjoy getting ransacked by Fast Terry’s crew. He’ll strip it down like a chop shop in East Brooklyn.


4 posted on 10/22/2013 11:26:55 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cuccinelli is losing because he’s playing RINO - he didn’t want to be photographed with Ted Cruz because it would scare the mushy moderates.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 11:27:34 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Americans know, a proven crooked Democrat is better than any Republican.

Hang onto your hats folks, 2014 is going to be bumpy.


6 posted on 10/22/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Alter Kaker

What makes us think these numbers are fact-based? So much voter fraud, so little defense.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 11:28:09 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Alter Kaker

Cuccinelli was a fool to attack Cruz 3 weeks ago. The margin has exploded open since then.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 11:28:26 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What is wrong with VA that they would elect an absolute crook like McAuliffe?

Two words: northern Virginia. Same problem that occurs in states like Michigan, Illinois, and California. NOVA has been growing like a cancer, with nary an intelligent voter to be found. It's a shame, since otherwise VA would be a reliably Republican state.
9 posted on 10/22/2013 11:28:47 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (what would efren do?)
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To: Alter Kaker

Virginia turns permanently ‘rat? Next: Florida. then: Texas.

Our Republic is dead.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Northern VA is a suburb of DC.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 11:29:20 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Alter Kaker

I don’t watch television but friends have told me the democrats are running around the clock attack ads on the GOP since they have all that Hollywood $$ pouring in.


12 posted on 10/22/2013 11:29:27 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Alter Kaker

They want their own Owe Malley.


13 posted on 10/22/2013 11:29:47 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Alter Kaker
If this were true ... why is Bloomberg’s anti-gun group to dropping $1.1 million for McAuliffe ....
14 posted on 10/22/2013 11:30:34 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Alter Kaker

One day at a time.

Cuccinelli only needs to pick up 1.2 points each day between here and the election and he will win the race.

It can be done.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 11:31:52 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A bunch of money to precinct captains in Richmond and Norfolk.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 11:32:30 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Viennacon
I hope Virginians enjoy getting ransacked by Fast Terry’s crew. He’ll strip it down like a chop shop in East Brooklyn.

We won't. No state is immune from the problem of huge population centers filled to the brim with the ignorant and the dependent.
17 posted on 10/22/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (what would efren do?)
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To: Alter Kaker

If the tables were turned, this is the time some damaging personal information would be leaked about the front-runner. Not that I’m suggesting anything...


18 posted on 10/22/2013 11:33:34 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Alter Kaker

Good for them. They’ll get what they vote for. A crook.


19 posted on 10/22/2013 11:33:51 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: montag813
RINOs usually are fools....Hope he and any GOPe running for office LOSE BIG!

The only thing worse then a commie ‘Rat is a commie wannabe RINO.

20 posted on 10/22/2013 11:34:00 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Alter Kaker

He is losing because VA is a purple state trending blue. We are outnumbered by the liberals—simple as that. And it doesn’t help that the RINOs led by Bill Bolling are trashing Cuccinelli. A true conservative will have a very difficult time ever winning a statewide race in VA.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 11:34:12 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SoFloFreeper

Virginia turns permanently ‘rat? Next: Florida. then: Texas....

I’m afraid your right in Texas.

No one knows the Republican candidate for Governor except political junkies.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 11:34:24 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Alter Kaker

Never trust “The New Rasmussen.” Scott sold out and I think he must have taken “his secret sauce” with him.


23 posted on 10/22/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: jjsheridan5

Immigration and domestic migration from the Northeast have changed the demographics of VA. It will be solid blue within a decade.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 11:35:56 AM PDT by kabar
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To: jjsheridan5

Time for more of Virginia to secede and make West Virginia bigger?


25 posted on 10/22/2013 11:37:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Alter Kaker

Why in the hell did Cuccinelli hire David Rexrode as campaign manager (worked for McCain) and Matt Rhoades for opposition research (Drudge BFF who was Romney’s campaign manager)? They’re both proven failures who hate grassroots conservatives.


26 posted on 10/22/2013 11:39:15 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Alter Kaker

I sincerely hope and pray that this poll is very wrong, beccause it would be a grave sin to elect McCauliffe.


27 posted on 10/22/2013 11:41:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Viennacon
Time for more of Virginia to secede and make West Virginia bigger?

Even better would be to take Montgomery/PG county, as well as the main NOVA counties (anything inside of PW/Loudoun), and fold it into the cesspool of DC. Maryland would become competitive, if not leaning Republican, and VA would become a mid-Atlantic Texas. As an added benefit, my idiot neighbors would know the joy of living in a rat controlled liberal paradise.
28 posted on 10/22/2013 11:42:51 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (what would efren do?)
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To: bigbob

Voters love candidates with damaging personal information. It makes them “humannnnnnnn”. We are almost a one party nation at this point. The liberals own immigrants, gays, dark minorities, women, college students, media, and welfare recipients. That pretty much covers most of America except for white men and nobody cares about them until payday.


29 posted on 10/22/2013 11:42:59 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: jjsheridan5

I grew up in Northern VA, it is now a cesspool of bureaucrats, liberals and hipsters, which all vote Communist.

VA is like CA, the population centers are all dependent or Liberal and the hinterlands all Conservative.

All dun.


30 posted on 10/22/2013 11:43:04 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: HokieMom
I don’t watch television but friends have told me the democrats are running around the clock attack ads on the GOP since they have all that Hollywood $$ pouring in.

Fund Obamacare with a tax on entertainment.

31 posted on 10/22/2013 11:46:57 AM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: montag813

Sounds like Cuccinelli has the same RINO consultants that McCain and Romeny had.


32 posted on 10/22/2013 11:47:54 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I sincerely hope and pray that this poll is very wrong, beccause it would be a grave sin to elect McCauliffe.

I doubt it is, and Cuccinelli's mistakes had little to do with it. NOVA is 1950's Moscow, with a touch of Mexico City (and just about any 3rd world city you care to name), coexisting in sweltering humidity. McMansions as far as the eye can see, all paid for with your money, interspersed with pockets of "immigrants" where they don't even bother putting out English signs anymore.

The rest of the country can count on Virgina no more.
33 posted on 10/22/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by jjsheridan5 (what would efren do?)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
RINOs usually are fools....Hope he and any GOPe running for office LOSE BIG!

It wasn't always the case. Remember when anti-ObamaCare warrior Cuccinelli used to come on Mark Levin's show every week? What a downfall.

34 posted on 10/22/2013 11:49:42 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You can’t fix stupid!


35 posted on 10/22/2013 11:50:46 AM PDT by Plumres
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“What is wrong with VA that they would elect an absolute crook like McAuliffe?”

Most everybody living in VA is either a crook or on the government payroll or sucking the government tit in another form.. It just a mater of preserving a way of life... not my or your kinda life but their way none the less.


36 posted on 10/22/2013 11:54:42 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: brownsfan

The ones straight downhill are usually the smoothest.


37 posted on 10/22/2013 11:54:43 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Women voters


38 posted on 10/22/2013 11:55:27 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Oliviaforever

“Cuccinelli only needs to pick up 1.2 points each day between here and the election and he will win the race.

It can be done”

not when he is pretending to be Jeb Bush light


39 posted on 10/22/2013 11:56:59 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: montag813
He jumped the shark when he dissed Cruz.....

Hope the GOPe is watchin.......lots of RINOs are going down...keep an eye on what happens to the fat RINO gov...

40 posted on 10/22/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: montag813

He jumped the shark when he dissed Cruz.....
Hope the GOPe is watchin.......lots of RINOs are going down...keep an eye on what happens to the fat RINO gov in NJ...


41 posted on 10/22/2013 11:58:46 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: SoFloFreeper

Revolt is coming.


42 posted on 10/22/2013 11:59:31 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Alter Kaker

Giving Terry McAuliffe a seat in government is like giving an escaped death row convict a fully automatic rifle and a pallet of ammunition...


43 posted on 10/22/2013 11:59:33 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Alter Kaker; randita; AuH2ORepublican; LS

Why? Is Ken that bad of candidate? Did he have a Macaca moment? Is he running that bad of campaign?


44 posted on 10/22/2013 11:59:55 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

[ He jumped the shark when he dissed Cruz.....

Hope the GOPe is watchin.......lots of RINOs are going down...keep an eye on what happens to the fat RINO gov... ]

The RINO fools will ALWAYS be in DENIAL, they will always blame their own downfall on the Tea party and never the fact that they are bunch of country club liberal minded elitists that cannot connect with the man on the street...


45 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:14 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Alter Kaker

I see 2014 rather as the year the TP movement will really, really take off.


46 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:28 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: montag813
Cuccinelli was a fool to attack Cruz 3 weeks ago. The margin has exploded open since then.

I doubt that had anything to do with it... it's more that Virginia has simply succumbed to the tidal wave of liberals from DC and MD. Demographics killed us.

47 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: wac3rd
I grew up in Northern VA, it is now a cesspool of bureaucrats, liberals and hipsters, which all vote Communist.

I can't get over the change, just in the last 20 years. Now, you can't swing a cat without exposing it to 10 different languages. Coupled with the government contractors feeding off the public trough, and every time I have someone visit, I have to preface every statement with "it wasn't always like this ...".
48 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:49 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (what would efren do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

[ Virginia turns permanently ‘rat? Next: Florida. then: Texas.

Our Republic is dead. ]

That one way trip to Mars looks better and better every day....


49 posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Northern Virginia has been taken over by the Rat feces..VA is basically a done deal

Yep... conquered territory.

50 posted on 10/22/2013 12:01:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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