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Skip to comments.Rasmussen Poll: Terry McAuliffe jumps to 17-point lead over Ken Cuccinelli
Posted on 10/22/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's roaring campaign has jumped out to a 17-point lead over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, aided greatly by the public support of Hillary Clinton and the government shutdown, according to a stunning new Rasmussen Reports poll.
In the poll, likely voters preferred McAuliffe over Cuccinelli 50 percent to 33 percent. Third-party candidate Robert Sarvis receives 8 percent support. McAuliffes lead is his largest to date.
It follows another poll released Tuesday showing the former Democratic Party chairman leading Cuccinelli among early voters. Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling said that McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli 57 percent to 39 percent in their survey of early voters. The poll also found that Sarvis is receiving just 3 percent of the vote, though Cuccinelli doesn't seem to be benefiting.
Cuccinelli's campaign expressed confidence, dismissing the polls. "In this race, there has been lots of polling and lots of very bad polling. In two weeks, voters will decide," said spokeswoman Anna Nix.
Rasmussen's poll of 1,000 likely voters took place Oct. 20, as Hillary Clinton was campaigning for McAuliffe. The Clintons are continuing to appear for the Democrat.
In the poll, 52 percent said they had a favorable view of the former secretary of state and she clearly has helped McAuliffe. Residents also expressed disgust at the government shutdown, which McAuliffe has hit Cuccinelli over.
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Guessin he shouldn’t have dissed Cruz...it’s the RINO curse.
WOW! I did not realize just how far Virginia had sunk into the cesspool that is Washington D.C.
IMO, Cankels needs this state for 2016, that’s why the interest in turning VA blue.
My gosh I live in a country full of some very stupid people (venting, you know what I mean and how I feel - before the spazos jump on me).
VA is filled with zombies, apparently.
This one’s over.
Shame on the voters of this state for falling for a snake-oil sales act like McAuliffe’s.
We will pay a steep price for electing him. Very steep.
And she'll have it, along with 30+ other states.
Gawd, we're effed.
That may be her strategy. However, it is not without risk. I predict that VA will have buyers’ remorse in a big way by 2016.
If he really is trailing in the polls then I assume that Cuccinelli is dragging Jackson down with him?
Yeah... like they did with Obama after 2008. :-(
I’m just sick. This is a very dark time.
“My gosh I live in a country full of some very stupid people (venting, you know what I mean and how I feel - before the spazos jump on me). “
If an EMP attack ever happened a lot of the very stupid people would soon be very dead....
It's not just Cuccinelli... the state's gone blue.