Skip to comments.Rasmussen: Virginia Governor: McAuliffe (D) 50%, Cuccinelli (R) 33%, Sarvis (L) 8%
Posted on 10/22/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by C19fan
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has jumped to a 17-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race following the federal government shutdown that hit Northern Virginia hard and Hillary Clintons weekend visit to the state.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds McAuliffe with 50% support to Cuccinellis 33%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is a distant third with eight percent (8%) of the vote. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, while five percent (5%) remain undecided.
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Only as much of a black eye as Christine O’Donnell. In the end, Virginia has just become a blue state. That simple.
Looks like Sarvis’ support collapsed and they went into the Terry camp.
I'm calling BS. cuccinelli may lose, but there is something missing from the metrics here.
I’m going to go in a deep depression with this guy as my governor.
Sadly, people should have more intelligence. Where is the Republican party on the offense? Absent. If not for the rebellion over this shutdown, people would know Obamacare is crap BUT NOT associate it with Obama or the Democrats. I firmly believe this. Now that a stand was clearly made, it will not credibly be blamed on Republicans. Too bad because the Republicans readily submit themselves for punching bags on everything else. I hope this poll is wrong. It would be wonderful for McCaulife to get his white *ss sent back to wherever he came from.
This is what money and power does.
why? The conservative movement isn’t responding to these polls!
MD transplants have done their job.
Uhg, but probably true. I think I'm going to be sick.
It's possible the GOP will recover if Obamacare continues to fail AND the shutdown is framed as an effort by Republicans to mitigate the failure of the health care law.
I don’t believe this poll. I’m not seeing this on the ground. We need to mobilize. Where are the GOP? Where is the Tea Party? This is not the time to retreat. Its time to fight.
Northern VA is a suburb of DC. Nothing more than voting themselves access to the fed’s largess.
This is part of the problem. We expect the GOP establishment to bail us out. Waiting to win is what is hurting us in Virginia. Its not that conservatives can’t win. We just won big in 2009. Its that we can’t win being outspent 10 to 1. That isn’t a flaw in being conservative its a flaw in us not funding our candidates.
I agree. I just don’t believe this poll.
Yes, it is a black eye for the conservative movement. I agree. And who gave the conservative movement that black eye? The Liberal Media? NOPE. The democrats? NOPE. The Obama administration? NOPE.
When you have "representatives" of the republican party such as McCain and King going on CNN, cBS, NBC referring to the shutdown as the GOP controlled House shutdown it's almost impossible to change the minds of the American people. I mean, if part of the party concedes responsibility while nobody on the democrat side blames themselves - it's going to be hard to change the national consensus.
The real enemy are the RINOs that attacked Ted Cruz and the Tea Party. If I were a non- tea party republican I would not be able to condone such a dishonest act. McCain, Graham, King could only do such as thing if they dislike conservative republicans in their own party more than they dislike the most leftists of the democrat left.
These RINOs need to go by being primaried. If they win the primary, the Tea Party candidate needs to run against them as an independent. We need to rid ourselves of "republicans" who aid the democrats by attacking conservatives within their own party. They are MORE dangerous to the republican party than democrats could even think of being.
The conservatives will lose that black eye after they give the RINOs a black eye back
I agree, it's very suspect. It appears to be an outlier. I'm not sure what's up with Rasmussen, I heard they were bought out.
Both the VA governor poll and the Obama approval poll are way out of whack.
# 1 - Don’t trust Rassmussen. I relied on them during the Presidency. If they were right, Romney should be sitting in the White House. Their polling is a rolling poll taken each day.
# 2 - Virginia has the same problem as New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts - large urban enclaves controlled by Democrats for years. In Virginia’s case, its the Baltimore/Washington D.C. enclave.
# 3 - Those bastards McCain, Boehner and McConnell et al need to go. THEY screwed this whole thing up, NOT Cruz and the Tea Party. In 1776 their philosophy would have been to leave the British alone - eventually they will go back across the Pond and take the Hessians with them.
#4 - Either the Tea Party comes up ahead in the primaries and succeeds in taking voer COngress from the Establishment GOP or we need to form our own Party.
#5 - The urban areas will never go away. One of the reasons we have lost in the past is because we write them off. We don’t have to win big, but we have to win SOMETHING there.
# 6 - NEVER GIVE UP. KEEP FIGHTING. More wars have been won or lost over morale in history than over technology.
Yep, it came at a real bad time for VA a purple state near DC.
Shutdown was even MORE toxic here in Maryland than VA.
Libs will be dancing ‘I told you so’, at least this year anyway.
I heard Rush replay this weekend where he wispfully imagines 47 Cruz's in Senate(So Which are the 3 no-Cruz states Rush???) , as if Cruz is a Senator of a blue state.
Such is the simplicity of the talk radio show world.
Texas voters are not the same as VA voters,
In the Richmond area, I am seeing a lot of Cuccinelli signs, not many McAulliffe signs. Cucinnelli might lose, but it will not be near 17 points.
I saw way more Obama signs around here in 2012 than I do McAuliffe signs.
It's more like two states but the red one is now smaller than the blue one. I live in the Hampton Roads area (also known as Tidewater)and at least 60% of the people I know will vote for Cuccinelli. Of course Hampton Roads' blacks will go for McAullife by about 98%.
I saw more Romney signs here this part of Maryland than Obama signs and Romney still lost this county.
Northern VA is like Maryland. but VA Beach has a hell of a lot of government jobs too.
I did a check. This was a single day Sunday poll which can easily deflate the % of the most conservative voters especially if done during the day which it was. Calls were made from 1 pm to 9 pm. So this poll was conducted at the worst possible time in a way that excluded some of the most conservative voters which are church goers. I’m convinced this is an outlier. We need a new poll out quick or this thing is going to kill us.
This is happening more and more. Libtards control about 10% of the nation’s land, but 60% of its people (most of them welfare drones or communists). Time to kick them out.
LibsRINOS such as McCain, Graham and King will be dancing I told you so, at least this year anyway.
There! Fixed it for you.
Ads for "the Cooch" are now about equal to those for McAuliffe but McAullife ads savaged Couccinelli for months without a reply.
“Im going to go in a deep depression with this guy as my governor.”
And you thought going thru 8 years of Bubba was bad.
This race is going to be all about turnout. I firmly believe that if all conservatives get to the polls behind Cuccinelli, he can win.
I think a lot of low information voters in NOVA are going to stay home. This is going to be an interesting election because the “likely voter” model has a lot of presidential election year voters included that probably will not show up in an off-year election.
It might be an estimate of the vote with Demonrat vote fraud factored in.
More proof that the country has lost its mind and is going socialist. Amerika will be totally commie in the next two or three election cycles. The House is the only thing that is stopping them from their agenda of total gun control, homo lifestyles for all of us, outlawing of conservative web sites, political parties, news sites, outlawing the Church. It is coming. The Antichrist is coming and he might be from Kenya.
You can clearly see that if not for those damn Liberaltarians, conservatives would... lose!
Do you think Rasmussen’s poll is an outlier. The other polls all have it closer
I'll be there.
Either the Tea Party comes up ahead in the primaries OR they need to run against the RINO candidate as an independent. Better for their democrat opponent to WIN and blame all on republicans than a republican blaming all on republicans.
Republicans blaming republicans is a guaranteed microphone and camera on the MSM.
Even better, start now with our own Gang of 6 or 8 or 20 or 50 already elected conservatives and threaten to pull a Joe Lieberman and change parties right now.
Of course it wont change the the republican status in the Senate but it certainly will make it much more difficult for the GOPe to win it in 2014. As for the House, if the GOPe becomes the minority, so be it. They deserve to be the minority party because they’ve been acting like the minority party ever since they became the majority in 2010.
In the Senate ya had 19 GOP Senators vote against and the other 28 for the deal, total is 47. (pretty much the same the first and last votes) When you lose 60% of your house (Senate GOP) caucus on a stand its more than a simple talk radio like theme problem. Its a sure lose.
One problem with trying blame a shutdown on Dems is that Dems have archives of tapes of GOP members saying that they want the GOP to shutdown the government, and ya got freepers here posting the same themes.
Dems tend not to go on record saying stuff like that.
Could be TEA is learning that not responding or even better, lying to pollsters messes up the RAT vote fraud calculus.
Thanks for the info, that explains the large gap. Even throwing that out leaves Cucinelli around 7 points down in the RCP average, but that’s a gap that can be closed.
Sadly as big government has grown soooooooooooo big, VA has transformed from being a solidly conservative southern state to a solidy blue northern liberal state.
Makes me sick to think Mcaullife will be governor of Virginia. Why would anyone vote for him?
Dear Jesus. I feel like i just got punched in the stomach.
I read that Cuccinelli is a RINO, and has hired a McCain advisor and was critical of Cruz.
Freepers are not elected officials. Could you post the link of Ted Cruz or another elected official in the GOP saying they want a shutdown?
I have not idea why you reference "talk radio" to my comments in this thread. My comments are based on what I witnessed McCain, King and Graham saying on programs like Meet The Press, not on Talk Radio.
Maybe Obama wanted one to beat Dems with, but he didnt say it on camera
All of Northern Virginia is now populated with Democrats who work in DC & owe their huge paychecks to the government. Libertarians will make sure the country stays in Obama’s pocket.
Cuccinelli is one of the leaders of the Republican War on Women.
This fraud is a much bigger problem than I ever imagined it would be when Stephanopoulous kicked it off in the January 2012 debate.
It took down Aiken, and Mourdock, and now it’s taking down Cuccinelli.
I’m not sure how to fight back, but somebody better figure it out, and soon.
If we only lost MCCain and Grahmnesty that would be nothing but they took 60% of Senate GOP with them. (and that was at the start too). Thats a disaster.
Definitely knock out Grahamnesty in the primary, I dispise him
How can a Gov shutdown be a “black eye” for activist Conservatives? Imagine our Founding Fathers sniveling about getting a black eye, laughable, because they were REAL men.
I wear it proudly, and so will my children. Fighting for liberty will give us more than just a black eye in the future.
We will have to risk all and more against the Commies and their useful idiots.
Unless of course, you are afraid of a little black eye?
And the Republicans aren't "worthless". Get off your high horse and check out what's happening instead of displaying your ignorance.