One Week to Go … Republican McDonnell Has Double Digit Lead over Democrat Deeds


With one week to go before the Virginia governor election, Republican Robert McDonnell has a double digit lead  (55% – 44%) over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds. If this election turns out to be this bad, many a “Blue Dog” Democrats heads are going to begin to spin across The Potomac River in DC.

McDonnell is also buoyed by support outside Northern Virginia, where he is outperforming all other top-of-the-ticket Republican candidates this decade. Statewide, McDonnell leads Deeds among likely voters by 55 to 44 percent. McDonnell, who narrowly defeated Deeds in the race for attorney general four years ago, has been above 50 percent among likely voters in all four Post polls in the campaign

WAPO Virginia Governor’s Race Poll data. As per the NRO, the polling news for Deeds is terrible, stick a fork in him, he is done.

The governors race is being looked upon as a referendum on Barack Obama. If that is the case, The One is in some serious trouble. Whether Virginia voters want to admit it or not as to whether a vote for or against Creigh Deeds is not a reflection upon Obama, they are mistaken. The question would be … Where are the grand Obama coattails? Less than one year after Obamamania, Barack Obama fails to be at all influential in a governors race.

The fact of the matter is, even though they are unwilling to admit it, Democrats know that Obama and his socialist policies have become an anchor. It took eight years for GWB to become an issue for those Republicans that wanted to be elected, it took Obama less than one year to accomplish the same.

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Creigh Deeds said Monday that he hadn’t distanced himself from President Obama, even as senior Democrats in the state complained about the difficult political winds blowing in from across the Potomac River.

“I absolutely did not push the president away,” Deeds said before addressing a vote-rich retirement community in the northern Virginia suburb of Springfield.

When will Democrats get it about Obama … his popularity is about Obama … it has no coattails.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “One Week to Go … Republican McDonnell Has Double Digit Lead over Democrat Deeds”

    1. Penni on October 27th, 2009 2:39 pm

      Democrats ignore the people or maginalize them with names.

    2. NewGirlBoston on October 28th, 2009 10:05 am

      This election and several others around the nation are going to hit the Democratic party like a siesmic shock. Yes, it is about the state or local situation to the people involved, but you cannot discount the inherent added disapproval of the party in general that will be expressed at the polls. The writing will be on the wall then,and any moderates in the party will feel more emboldened to stand up to Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the others who are ruining the future of America.

    3. Brenda in Virginia on October 29th, 2009 9:44 am

      This registered Virginia voter will do her part taking out the Democrapic Gov in office now! Cannot wait :>) Will be at the polls 6am sharp.

    4. VA Governors Race: Obama Distances Himself from Deeds as Republican Mc Connell Opens up 13 Point Lead | Scared Monkeys on October 29th, 2009 11:00 am

      [...] Administration is all but over. The 13% point lead by Republican McDonnell is even larger than last weeks 11% lead. The Deeds campaign and the White House have gone back-and-forth over whether the president should [...]

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