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RandySF

(60,356 posts)
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:17 PM Oct 2013

Virginia Polls Show Terry McAuliffe Leading Ken Cuccinelli By Either A Little Or A Lot

wo respected polls have produced conflicting stories about the standings in Virginia's race for governor. With less than a week to go before the election, Democrat Terry McAuliffe either has a "substantial" advantage over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli or is "clinging" to a narrow lead.

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday morning found McAuliffe with a 4 percentage point lead (45 to 41 percent) over Cuccinelli among likely voters. Libertarian party candidate Robert Sarvis had 9 percent and 4 percent were undecided. In a release, Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown characterized the new result as Cuccinelli "nipping at Terry McAuliffe's heels." A previous Quinnipiac survey conducted in mid-October gave the Democrat a slightly larger (7 point) lead.

But on Monday, a new Washington Post/SBRI poll gave McAuliffe a twelve percentage point lead (51 to 39 percent) over Cuccinelli among likely voters, with Sarvis at 8 percent and just 1 percent undecided. The Post characterized McAuliffe's lead as "substantial" and fueled by a "rapid deterioration in the national Republican Party’s image among Virginians."......

The discrepancy between the two surveys may result from the manner in which they selected likely voters. Among the broader population of all registered voters, the Post survey found a narrower, six-point McAuliffe lead (45 to 39 percent) that closely resembles the Quinnipiac result. Quinnipiac did not release results for all registered voters.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/virginia-polls_n_4176922.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Virginia Polls Show Terry McAuliffe Leading Ken Cuccinelli By Either A Little Or A Lot (Original Post) RandySF Oct 2013 OP
yeah what's with that? gopiscrap Oct 2013 #1
I'll take 'a lot,' please! elleng Oct 2013 #2
If women vote in mass cuccinelli is history and it will send a strong message against republicans lostincalifornia Oct 2013 #3
Minorities, women, and the under 30 crowd have to vote! Dawson Leery Oct 2013 #4

lostincalifornia

(3,639 posts)
3. If women vote in mass cuccinelli is history and it will send a strong message against republicans
Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:24 PM
Oct 2013

their anti-women behavior

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