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Posted by zeakster on August 15, 2009

Republican candidate Robert F. McDonnell has opened a nine-point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in the race for governor in Virginia.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Virginia voters finds McDonnell leading Deeds 47% to 38%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and 12% are undecided.

These figures reflect an improvement for McDonnell. A month ago, the GOP hopeful led by just three percentage points. Since then, he has gained three percentage points of support while Deeds has lost three percentage points.

When “leaners” are included, McDonnell leads 49% to 41%. Leaners are those who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but answer a follow-up question and say they are leaning towards a particular candidate.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Virginia voters have a favorable view of McDonnell, up three points over the past month.

Deeds, who is hoping to be the state’s third Democratic governor in a row, is seen favorably by 48%, down a point from a month ago.

President Obama’s numbers have slipped a bit both nationally and in Virginia. Last November, Obama became the first Democrat to carry Virginia since 1964. Today, 48% of the state’s voters approve of the way he’s doing his job. That’s down three points from a month ago.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Virginia voters Strongly Approve of the president’s performance while 41% Strongly Disapprove.

By a 48% to 30% margin, Virginia voters trust McDonnell more than Deeds on taxes. The Republican hopeful has a similar advantage on the issue of government spending.

However, on the critical issue of transportation, voters are more evenly divided. Thirty-six percent (36%) trust McDonnell more while 33% trust Deeds and 31% are not sure. But those figures reflect an improvement for McDonnell. A month ago, Deeds had a four-point edge on the issue.

Forty-two percent (42%) like McDonnell’s idea of privatizing Virginia’s state-run liquor stores as a way to help finance transportation projects. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose that plan.

Deeds on Monday began attacking McDonnell, a pro-life Catholic, for his legislative efforts to limit abortions in the state, but the new survey finds that voters give the GOP candidate a 12-point edge in terms of trust on the abortion issue.

In this year’s other big election contest, Republican challenger Chris Christie has a double-digit lead over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in the New Jersey governor’s race.


7 Responses to “JUST FOR COLD WARNING”

  1. Thanks for the cut and paste news story. I could probably find that info myself but thanks.

    • zeakster said

      funny it seems like you only find democrat talking points…..well and the stuff you make up on your own

      • Useless continuing any kind of intelligent communication with you. I don’t know if you have insurance or not. But I’m sure you won’t care unless something happens directly to you or someone you love. What you don’t understand or refuse to understand is that health care is rationed right now. Insurance companies are in business to make money from the sick. Once someone becomes ill and racks up huge medical bills the insurance companies go into overdrive to look for any loophole that they can find to not pay for a claim. If you’re ok with greed driving the train like it has for years then you deserve the outcome. You may learn the hard way. But at least the Government won’t be involved.

    • zeakster said

      i have very good insurance
      i for one am willing to work hard for it and am willing to change jobs to acheive it

      im not one for a hand out because im incapable of handeling life

      grow up get a job and rely on yourself instead of on handouts from the rest of us

  2. hmmm did I say that anything in the news story was false or a lie… No

  3. zeakster said

    that last statement makes no sense are you worried you lied somewhere and you dont remember?

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