Keeping in mind that President Obama does not have to win Virginia in order to be reelected, but that it would be close to impossible for Willard “Mitt” Romney to win without our fine Commonwealth, the new poll numbers from PPP have got to be seen as excellent news for the “blue team.” Here are the highlights:
*Obama leads Romney 50%-42% head to head. Adding Bob McDonnell to Romney’s ticket gains Willard a whopping point, making it 50%-43% Obama. Adding Eric Can’tor to Romney’s ticket makes matters much worse for him, increasing Obama’s lead to 12 points (50%-38%).
*If Virgil Goode gets on Virginia’s ballot, Romney is REALLY toast, as the three-way poll has Obama ahead by 14 points (49%-35%), with ol’ Virgil at 9%.
*Eric Can’tor is wildly unpopular among Virginians, at 22% favorable-41% unfavorable.
*Bob McDonnell is down to a 41%-40% approval rate, barely above break even. Apparently, Virginians aren’t big fans of transvaginal ultrasounds, complete failure to address our transportation problems, ultra partisanship, political cowardice, and everything else that makes T-Bob such a fine, fine governor. Not.
*Finally, although Barack Obama’s not exactly wildly popular in Virginia, at 49%-47% (+2 points), those numbers make him look like Mr. Popularity compared to Romney’s 38%-51% (-13 points). My only question is, who are those 38% who have a favorable view of Willard the tax dodging/pathological/lying animal-and-human abusing cyborg, and what the heck are they smoking?