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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:31 AM Sep 2012

How is Eric Cantor polling these days? (VA-7)

Obama is up by 7 (8?) points in VA -- is this having any pull down-ballot for Wayne Powell?

This is one of two races I'll be watching closely from CA on election day. The other being the Massachusetts Senate race.

Thanks in advance,

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How is Eric Cantor polling these days? (VA-7) (Original Post) Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 OP
Kick -- I'm interested to hear, too. gateley Sep 2012 #1
Hey, gate! See my #3. elleng Sep 2012 #4
Wow -- thanks! I tried to rec your post! gateley Sep 2012 #5
Thanks, gate! I've got a few, in Virginia, P2012, and GD, lately. elleng Sep 2012 #12
The most recent polls I could find were from a month ago, or older. NYC Liberal Sep 2012 #2
Yes but... brooklynite Sep 2012 #21
I couldn't find anything either and I was looking for about half an hour. NYC Liberal Sep 2012 #22
A few months ago: elleng Sep 2012 #3
Thanks for the links. Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 #6
Romney may end up... CoffeeCat Sep 2012 #9
I haven't lived that good of a life Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 #13
If only! elleng Sep 2012 #14
Meeting with someone from the campaign tomorrow (briefly,) elleng Sep 2012 #10
race is flat? sftommy Sep 2012 #23
AND, Wayne Powell will appear in L.A. September 18, Tuesday! elleng Sep 2012 #7
And Pam Grier will also be at that event in LA!!! winstars Sep 2012 #17
god, I'd love to see that smug little bastard gone ibegurpard Sep 2012 #8
You and 'a few' others! elleng Sep 2012 #11
thank you! ibegurpard Sep 2012 #15
Wouldn't you though? Le Taz Hot Sep 2012 #16
He's headed for Czechoslovakia. kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #18
We're TRYING, kestrel!!! elleng Sep 2012 #19
He's been hanging out with the racist & hate blogger, Pamela Geller whose rantings sabrina 1 Sep 2012 #20


(133,189 posts)
12. Thanks, gate! I've got a few, in Virginia, P2012, and GD, lately.
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:05 AM
Sep 2012

You can see what I'm occupied with these days!

NYC Liberal

(20,209 posts)
2. The most recent polls I could find were from a month ago, or older.
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:37 AM
Sep 2012

But something like 43% in the district thought Cantor should be replaced (vs 41% who thought not). And his approval rating was in the 30s.

So who knows. Hopefully someone can find a more recent poll.



(96,641 posts)
21. Yes but...
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:40 AM
Sep 2012

"Re-elect/replace" polling is nothing like "would you vote for Powell or Cantor", and I haven't heard anything about public or internal polling with specific choices for this race.

NYC Liberal

(20,209 posts)
22. I couldn't find anything either and I was looking for about half an hour.
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:32 PM
Sep 2012

That's the closest thing I could find to a poll there.


(133,189 posts)
3. A few months ago:
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:39 AM
Sep 2012

Also, I've learned from someone working in Powell's campaign: "polling tells us that moderate republicans are open to a candidate like Wayne. And our interactions with those people proves the polling to be accurate.

If Cantor didn't think he had to defend himself he would never have agreed to debate Wayne. Because he hasn't had a debate in 10 years (since the first election) this is not a skill he has been honing. There will be no softball followups from Wayne."

Here's a DU thread today:


Powell's website:


edit: On July 31, Mudcat Saunders, working for Powell, said, here at DU: The internals show that the 7th District doesn't think Cantor is too pretty...approval rating 37%, re-elect 41%, replace 43%, but the district is +12 Rs.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
6. Thanks for the links.
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:56 AM
Sep 2012

I'm actually interested in recent polling numbers if you know if any. I did a Google search but couldn't come up with anything.

I read both of your links and his negatives are obviously affecting his numbers -- pretty dramatically, in fact -- but I'm just wondering by how much. Do you know if the Powell campaign has done any internal polling in which they're willing to share the numbers? I'm SURE Cantore's has and the fact that they're not letting loose any of those numbers tells me something.


(24,411 posts)
9. Romney may end up...
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:59 AM
Sep 2012

...taking down his entire party--giving Dems the Presidency, the House and the Senate.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
13. I haven't lived that good of a life
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:07 AM
Sep 2012

for that to happen but who knows? Stranger things have happened. A couple weeks ago I had given up on the Senate and now all of a sudden Warren is up by 2 percentage points so you just never know.


(133,189 posts)
10. Meeting with someone from the campaign tomorrow (briefly,)
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 01:00 AM
Sep 2012

and will ask. Above stuff rather old, as you suggest.

They're running ads locally, I hear. Haven't seen them.



(2 posts)
23. race is flat?
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:20 PM
Sep 2012

Saw Wayne Tuesday night in LA; he hinted that numbers had flattened out in recent weeks after the bump from his GOP Convention run ads. He didn't indicate what his polling source was; but might have said something about campaign internal pollings that I missed. If the debate between Powell and Cantor is televised October 1st, something we're hoping Warren Buffet will insist upon as a new stakeholder in Media General, we could see a defining trend. I would agree; Cantor's self-imposed low visibility and knee-jerk defenses would seem to indicate his own polls must be showing him in some danger.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
20. He's been hanging out with the racist & hate blogger, Pamela Geller whose rantings
Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:31 AM
Sep 2012

were an inspiration for the Norwegian Mass Murderer. She also was raising funds for the movie about Islam that supposedly sparked the protests across the ME and Africa this week.

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