A strong showing by both Terry McAuliffe, who won the Blue Virginia poll with 40.2% of the vote, and Tom Perriello, who finished a close second at 35.6%. Surprisingly, Chap Petersen only received 8 votes (9.2%) from Blue Virginia readers and Donald McEachin only received 4 votes (4.6%). I also thought it was interesting that Gerry Connolly didn’t receive any votes at all. When I posted the poll, I figured those two guys would finish towards the top. Finally, “other” got 2 votes, and “boy are we screwed or what” got only 2 votes, indicating that Blue Virginia readers are pretty happy with the top two or three Democratic choices for governor in 2013.
P.S. I inadvertently forgot to include Rick Boucher in the poll, but I figured that any of his supporters could just choose “other.” Apparently, there aren’t many supporters – at least among Blue Virginia readers – for a Boucher for Governor candidacy in 2013. Personally, I think he should seriously consider running against Morgan Griffith to win his seat back, as that last election might have been a one-off aberration.