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%.