Republican Rasmussen Reports: McAuliffe 45%-Cuccinelli 38%

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    Another new Virginia governor’s race poll is out, this time by Republican Rasmussen Reports (aka, “RRR,” but not the “RRR Poll” Cuccinelli’s campaign thinks is so funny to mock “PPP” with).

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a seven-point lead over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as the Virginia gubernatorial race enters the post-Labor Day stretch.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters finds McAuliffe with 45% support to Cuccinelli’s 38%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, while 10% remain unsure.

    I guess this is good, except for one problem: I wouldn’t trust Rasmussen as far as I could throw it. On the other hand, if a totally biased Republican pollster has McAuliffe up 7 points, that can’t be good news for Cuccinelli and Company. Anyway, I can’t wait for Chris “Swift Boats” LaCivita to pull his “RRR” bull**** with Republican Rasmussen Reports (the real “RRR”). Duhhhhhhh.

    P.S. So far, the only real poll (not counting Roanoke College, which is not a real poll) since April which has shown Cooch ahead has been…none. That’s right: 9 real polls, 9 leads for Terry McAuliffe. #CuccinelliFAIL

    • Hahahahaha.

      I’ve yet to meet one person who thinks this is an issue in the gubernatorial contest…There are lots of distractions and ways to ignite controversy but this is a peculiar one, especially given that some of his base may find it essential for the United States to act. On this one, McAuliffe sounds like the more serious candidate.

      Moments like this get me wondering about whether Cuccinelli really wants to be governor or simply a star in the right-wing firmament. He says he wants to focus on economic issues and help Virginians, yet he finds Syria a matter of debate and attacks his opponent for daring to believe a governor should focus on state issues.

      […]

      The irony is rich here. Cuccinelli likes to call himself a constitutional conservative. But foreign policy is something over which the states have no authority. McAuliffe gets that; why doesn’t Cuccinelli?

      The state has enough divisions and disagreements without dragging in a hot button issue that is solely the province of the federal government. Cuccinelli just confirmed one of voters’ deepest concerns about him: he would rather engage in ideological debates or court national conservatives than focus on bread-and-butter issues. That isn’t what Virginians are looking for.

      Ouch!

    • From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:

      Following Thursday’s reports that two individuals featured in Ken Cuccinelli’s latest attack ad were tricked into participating in it, the longest-serving former Republican Delegate Vincent Callahan called on Ken Cuccinelli to remove the ad from all stations it is airing on and apologize to the employees featured in the ad.

      “Two individuals–neither  of whom live in Virginia nor have any political stake in this gubernatorial election–told their heartfelt stories of job loss to an interviewer.  Both citizens were deceived into appearing in a television ad by sponsored by Ken Cuccinelli,” said Callahan.  “While campaigns have every right to highlight differences with their opponents, it is unethical and unacceptable to do so in this manner.  Mr. Cuccinelli should immediately remove the ad from all stations it is airing on and issue an apology to those individuals for his campaign’s mistreatment of them.”

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      Cuccinelli has a problem when the GOP’s favorite pollster places Kooki so far behind…