PPP: McAuliffe 42%-Cuccinelli 37%; Dems Lead for Virginia LG, AG as Well

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    Solid poll results by Public Policy Polling (if you’re a Virginia Democrat, that is). 🙂

    *”PPP’s new poll of the Virginia gubernatorial race finds Terry McAuliffe leading Ken Cuccinelli 42%-37%.

    *”McAuliffe’s favorability rating is 29% favorable to 33% unfavorable. Cuccinelli’s favorability is solidly negative, with 32% holding positive views and 44% negative.”

    *”Democrat Aneesh Chopra would beat Republican E.W. Jackson in the lieutenant gubernatorial race 36%-29%. The other Democratic primary candidate, Ralph Northam, leads Jackson 35%-29%.

    *”Republican Mark Obenshain narrowly leads Democrat Justin Fairfax in the Attorney General’s race, 32%-30%. Fairfax’s Democratic primary rival, Mark Herring, is up over Obenshain 33%-32%.”

    *”Aneesh Chopra holds the lead in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. He leads Ralph Northam 27%-18%.

    *”Democrats support Mark Herring over Justin Fairfax…22% for Herring to 19% for Fairfax.

    In sum, with a ticket of Terry McAuliffe for governor, either Aneesh Chopra or Ralph Northam for LG, and Mark Herring for AG, Democrats lead all three Virginia statewide races at this point. And remember, Terry McAuliffe has barely started to communicate, let alone about how extreme the Republican ticket is. What can Republicans say about Terry? Keep saying he’s an “outsider” or whatever idiocy they come up with? The fact is, Terry’s a mainstream, middle-of-the-road Democrat, while the Republicans are right-wing extremists. It’s going to be hard to convince Virginia Democrats and independents otherwise…