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Election 2013: Virginia Governor
Rasmussen Reports, by Staff

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Posted By:congaree53, 10/23/2013 1:34:07 PM

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has jumped to a 17-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia gubernatorial race following the federal government shutdown that hit Northern Virginia hard and Hillary Clinton’s weekend visit to the state. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds McAuliffe with 50% support to Cuccinelli’s 33%. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is a distant third with eight percent (8%) of the vote. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, while five percent (5%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters in Virginia was conducted on

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First shutdown electoral casualty: Putting the hands of a swing state for 2016 in the hands of a Clintonista

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/23/2013 1:44:49 PM     (No. 9578762)

McAuliffe is a slimeball. I remember him from the Clinton Administration. IF Virginia voters want him as Governor they deserve him!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 10/23/2013 1:46:54 PM     (No. 9578768)

I live in The Old Dominion. Neither of these candidates are worthy of my vote.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mermer, 10/23/2013 1:47:26 PM     (No. 9578769)

Not just a shutdown casualty, politics is about popularity. You can´t antagonize the majority and win. It is mathematically impossible. You have to capture the imagination of the people - not turn them off.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bevan, 10/23/2013 1:47:42 PM     (No. 9578771)

Sorry, OP but this has nothing to do with the govt shut down. I live in So MD and you can´t turn on the TV or radio without seeing/hearing a McAwful slime ad claiming Cuccinelli will take away women´s birth control and abortion.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Screwgun, 10/23/2013 1:53:29 PM     (No. 9578782)

Virginia is a lost cause. Too many people there make a living off big government; the bigger the better.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JonR, 10/23/2013 1:54:26 PM     (No. 9578788)

"People elect the politicians they deserve!"

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Reply 7 - Posted by: frenesi1, 10/23/2013 1:56:07 PM     (No. 9578795)

And I thought the people of Arizona were stupid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doublesharp, 10/23/2013 2:03:16 PM     (No. 9578811)

#7, they are. Unfortunately there is plenty of stupid to go around.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/23/2013 2:08:37 PM     (No. 9578824)

#4, it does seem the shutdown was a factor. Cuccinelli had narrowed the gap to single digits prior to the shutdown. McAuliffe apparently ran ads tying the shutdown to Cuccinelli and his numbers collapsed. It would help, too, if the Libertarian wasn´t dragging 8-10 percent.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/23/2013 2:13:58 PM     (No. 9578831)

Can you imagine mcauliffe as anything? I´d rather have a zombie in charge. When hillary gets in I am sure he will be planning on some fed. gov´t position coming is way. hillary and mcauliffe. It gives me the willies. I think I need a shower.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Skyliner, 10/23/2013 2:26:04 PM     (No. 9578847)

If you watch Cuccinelli speak, he reads the right things, but his speaking ability is so flat that I cannot see why most would vote for him.

Baaadd choice of candidate. Rep. establishment screws up again!


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dixie, 10/23/2013 2:38:59 PM     (No. 9578879)

I had a conversation yesterday with a man who has some insider knowledge into Virginia politics. He said that the "fix was in" from the beginning...that Cuccinelli was NEVER intended to win and that nearly all State races were set ahead of time.

Not terribly surprising, I suppose, considering that NOVA (Northern Virginia) exists on Government jobs and it is a populous enough area to swing the rest of the state.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 10/23/2013 2:41:34 PM     (No. 9578884)

Sorry #4, but capturing the imagination of the people is pathetic when all you can run on is: He´ll take away your birth control.

Any woman stupid enough to vote for McAuliffe because of birth control shouldn´t reproduce.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/23/2013 2:48:01 PM     (No. 9578890)

The Governor is an example of the kind of cookie cutter Republican who could win and stay in office. That was the past. Just competence and being a good man won´t cut it anymore. If he wants to win this thing, throw away those dullard talking points papers your campaign writes and loosen the tie. Get out there, go to a local grocery store or mall, TALK directly to the voters. Be bold, be angry which is reflecting the way voters feel!!!!The way slimy Dems are winning is with same old play book. Come on, do a strategy to fight it!!!!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 10/23/2013 2:59:01 PM     (No. 9578918)

Are Karl Rove and the establishment RINO losers running Cuccenelli´s campaign?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Quaestio, 10/23/2013 10:12:45 PM     (No. 9579483)

I get to watch McAuliffe try to destroy this state over the next four years, but I don´t see how any Republican wins anymore. The left lies and more and more people gladly buy the lies. Meanwhile, those supposedly on the right fracture themselves into obscurity. Cucinelli didn´t talk about the tea party enough (with the entire Washington media establishment already blasting him as extreme), so I´m not going to vote for him. Cucinnelli didn´t get animated enough, so I´m not going to vote for him. Cuccinelli spoke to Republican insiders, so I´m not going to vote for him. The left votes for images, which are happily provided by the media. The right are no better, allowing the destruction of the country because people running for office don´t do everything exactly the way they would.

McAuliffe will win and when they show the results it will show that very few people voted. The leftists who vote for McAuliffe are idiots. The ones who sit at home and don´t vote for Cuccinelli are worse.

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