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PPP: Allen Crushing Radtke; Cuccinelli Crushing Bolling


Verrrry interesting poll results from PPP:

*”In a primary contest between Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Cuccinelli leads 45-21. Cuccinelli is strongest with very conservatives with whom he leads Bolling 56-15…”  In other words, the people who actually decide Teapublican nominations these days strongly, overwhelmingly favor Ken Cuccinelli over Bill Bolling. In other words, if Cuccinelli wants the Republican nomination for governor in 2013, it’s his for the asking. Sorry, Bill Bolling, looks like you’re LG for Life!  Heh.

*”George Allen appears to be too far a reach for the Tea Party…Allen takes 68% of the vote to 6% for Jamie Radtke, 2% for Tim Donner, 2% for EW. Jackson, and 0% for David McCormick.”

*Also, “When we polled Virginia in late February Allen led a generic ‘more conservative’ challenger by 27 points at 52-25. Now that margin’s expanded even further to 35 points at 58-23. A seriously contested primary for Allen was already a long shot. Now it’s looking like an even longer shot.”

This one’s over, in other words. Felix will be the 2012 Republican nominee against Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate. And yes, the Democratic nominee WILL be Tim Kaine, as everything I’m hearing indicates that Bobby Scott is not seriously considering a primary race against Kaine.

*Finally, with regard to the 2012 Republican presidential contest, it “depends greatly on whether or not Sarah Palin enters the race.” Either way, Rick Perry is very strong, as are Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. Everyone else is trailing, with Tim Pawlenty and John Huntsman barely registering at all. Very interesting.

  • I think it’s worth noting that 77% of those surveyed didn’t have an opinion on Jaime Radtke. When you consider that these were Republican primary voters who were surveyed, it really goes a long way towards showing that she simply hasn’t done a good job of getting her name out there. When you consider that Allen’s already served as Governor and Senator, it’s safe to say that much of his lead is due to name recognition and not necessarially philosophical reasons.

    When you combine that with the fact that Michelle Bachmann and Ken Cuccinelli both had strong showings in their respective races, the Tea Party appears to have a strong hold on the GOP in Virginia — their Senate candidate just hasn’t put together a good campaign. It will be very interesting to see if this means George Allen will have to continue courting the Tea Party even after the Republican Primary. My bet is that he will.

  • Dan Sullivan

    This has to be crushing news for Bolling who has never really connected with the GOP faithful. For them, he’s a yawner. Signing on with Romney’s campaign is an indication he knows that his only chance is as a moderate on the coattails of a moderate. He’s betting against a wingnut tide in 2012.

  • kindler

    …to start knee-capping Cuccinelli — y’know, the Tanya Harding approach.  

    And if you need any help, Bill ‘ol buddy, just gimme a call!

  • The only silver lining I can see to 2013 is that Cooch might be too extreme to win statewide and his defeat could drag the rest of the GOP ticket down in flames. All the more reason to make sure we nominate a strong ticket and run a lot of candidates locally in 2013, unlike this year.