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PPP: Obama Would Easily Beat Leading Republican Candidates in Virginia


According to Public Policy Polling, if Republicans want to win Virginia next year, they’d better start looking for some better candidates!

Virginia seems like a state Republicans almost have to win next year if they want to take back the White House but if the voting was today Barack Obama would take it again by a margin comparable to or greater than what he won in 2008.

Obama leads Mitt Romney by 6 points in the state at 48-42. That’s identical to the size of his victory over John McCain in 2008. After that his leads increase to 8 points over Mike Huckabee at 51-43, 12 over Newt Gingrich at 51-39, and a whooping 19 over Sarah Palin at 54-35.

Also, if Barack Obama is winning Virginia by 6-19 points, it’s hard to see how Felix Macacawitz – or Jamie Radtke, or “Sideshow Bob” Marshall – could beat the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, whether that’s Tim Kaine or Tom Perriello. I guess that’s what happens when your party lurches so far to the right that it’s in John Birch Society/”black helicopter”/”birther” crazyland territory.

  • sspiker

    It’s also what happens when one candidate has universal name recognition and the others have yet to go through a national general election campaign… with the obvious exception of Palin, who is thoroughly unelectable.

  • Sunshine21

    What concerns me that Ken Cuccinelli could ever become Attorney General in Virginia and he won.  I also think with the racism in this state, Felix Macawitz could use the term Macaca and it would not have the same impace it did when he ran against Webb.  I’ve really lost faith in the average Virginian.  I’d love to be proved wrong on this but I don’t think anything can be taken for granted.  We have been set back years and years and the recent legislation that’s been passed in Virginia is abysmal.  How does that translate?  I don’t know at this point.  Let’s just hope all these nuts self destruct and the “sideshow’ is over.  It can’t come soon enough in my humble opinion.