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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:16 PM

Poll: Unpopular Cuccinelli Trails McAuliffe In Virginia Guv Race

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PEMA LEVY 3:38 PM EST, TUESDAY JANUARY 8, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads tea party-party favorite Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia's attorney general, 46 percent to 41 percent in Virginia's race for governor, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday.

According to PPP, this is due to Cuccinelli's low popularity:

The story of the race at this point is really how unpopular Cuccinelli is. Only 29% of voters have a favorable opinion of him to 45% with a negative one. Even among Republicans there are significant doubts about him- only 48% see him favorably with a much higher than normal 23% of voters within his own party seeing him negatively.

PPP surveyed 602 Virginia voters between Jan. 4-6, with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:38 PM

1. That sure is good news but we have much work to do to beat this evil Teabagger

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:41 PM

2. A better candidate than McAwful would beat Cooch like a rented mule

Jim Webb, anyone?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:06 AM

8. Webb wouldn't want to step backwards. He's been in the Senate--VA gov is a step down.

The fact that he's a former Reagan Republican might help him in VA, but he doesn't seem interested in the idea. He's not getting any younger, either. He's 66, and he probably wants to live a little.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:14 AM

9. This would be an easy win if we had a better candidate.

We are making this unnecessarily difficult by running Mcauliffe. With the gerrymandering that went on after the 2010 elections it is important to win statewide elections.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:56 PM

3. Imagine that. Its a quarter after Tea-time and the right wing think they get more than 15 minutes ..

to produce results. I especially liked the 23% of his own party that sees him "negatively. Who do they think he is? Mitt Romney?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:06 PM

4. I know McAuliffe will have buckets of money, but aren't there more popular Dems in the state?

Given how "unpopular" Cuccinelli is, a five point advantage certainly isn't a blowout.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:32 PM

5. I am not a big fan of Mac

Very establishment, and kind of a bumbler when it comes to campaigning, but Cuchinelli is just downright scary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:10 PM

6. If money can buy an election Dem Terry McAuliffe will be a shoe-in.....

Is this good or bad?

Who knows...but McAuliffe is so good at fund raising he could get a donation tomorrow from Jesse Helms...a right-wing racist republican - who's been dead for over a decade..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:40 PM

7. Seems like McAuliffe has the

fire in his belly, too.. to be gov of Virginia. Don't see any other Dem who wants it..so far.

The Washington Post notes that this “sets up an unusually colorful race next fall. Virginia and New Jersey are the only states with gubernatorial contests in 2013, so the high-profile race in the commonwealth is sure to generate national attention. … Some Democrats are hoping ex-Rep. Tom Perriello, currently at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress, will decide to enter the gubernatorial race, but he has so far not indicated publicly that he is interested.”
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/28/15511449-downballot-get-ready-for-cuccinelli-vs-mcauliffe?lite




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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:06 AM

10. The WOMEN of VA will throw the bumb out because he cant hide his hatred for equal rts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:10 AM

11. Cuccinelli is all part of the GOV ULTRAsound extreme ideology of WAR on WOMEN

They lied to get into office the first time around. And the women of VA have wised up. Should they put Gov Ultrasound's Pal into office, he will continue the extreme agenda attacking womens equal rights at home and in the work place. EXIT time for TPARTY FROGS.

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Response to CarmanK (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:52 AM

12. Hopefully you're right

And the women of Virginia have wised up...but the Democrats have to wise up as well and get out and vote!

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