For all you poll junkies, here’s a new one from Quinnipiac:
President Barack Obama leads all the Republican presidential candidates in Virginia, with his 50 – 42 percent margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney his biggest lead over Romney in this election cycle, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Putting Gov. Bob McDonnell on the ticket as the GOP vice-presidential nominee does not help the Republicans carry the state…
…In Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, Democrat Tim Kaine has 47 percent to Republican George Allen’s 44 percent, too close to call.
Three points. First, this is just the latest in a series of polls showing President Obama winning Virginia over Willard by an even greater margin than he beat John McCain in 2008 (6.3 points). Second, this is also the latest poll which pours cold water on Bob McDonnell’s prospective value for a Republican ticket with Willard, at least here in Virginia. Finally, there have now been probably half a dozen polls in the past few months that have shown President Obama performing better in Virginia vs. Willard than Tim Kaine’s doing vs. Felix. What is THAT all about? I’m baffled.
P.S. Oh yeah, one more point that really goes without saying — if Obama wins Virginia, he wins the election easily. That’s a no brainer.