Home 2013 races Washington Post Poll: McAuliffe 51%-Cuccinelli 39%-Sarvis 8%

Washington Post Poll: McAuliffe 51%-Cuccinelli 39%-Sarvis 8%


I’ve certainly got no complaints about this poll! 🙂

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli II in the race for Virginia governor, in a new poll capturing increasing dissatisfaction among voters with Cuccinelli’s party and his conservative views.

According to a new Washington Post-Abt SRBI poll, McAuliffe tops Cuccinelli 51 percent to 39 percent among likely voters in the Nov. 4 election. McAuliffe led by eight percentage points in a poll taken last month. Libertarian Robert Sarvis, who has capitalized on voter unrest with the two major party candidates, is at 8 percent, according to the new poll.


McAuliffe’s strong position also could boost Democrats’ chances of sweeping statewide offices for the first time in a quarter-century – and make substantial gains in the GOP-dominated House of Delegates. According to the poll, the race for lieutenant governor is equally lopsided for the Democrat, while the Democratic candidate for attorney general is just three points ahead of the Republican – within the margin of error.

For LG, Ralph Northam leads corrupt extremist wackjob E.W. Jackson 52%-39%, while Mark Herring leads Mark “votes like Jackson and Cuccinelli talk” Obenshain 49%-46%. Clearly, according to this poll, this race is all coming down to the AG’s race (and also how many seats Dems are able to pick up in the House of Delegates). Having just come from an enthusiastic rally of around 800 people in Herndon, at which the importance of GOTV (“get out the vote”) was pounded into our heads, I urge everyone to remind your anti-“extreme team” friends, family, coworkers, etc. to make sure they vote in 8 days (November 5). Thanks, and go Dems!

  • Earlier today, his ideological soulmate Rand Paul mused at a rally with Cooch on eugenics – yes, eugenics (WTF?!?!?)…and the movie Gattaca. Cuckoo! Cuckoo!!

  • OrangeDem

    No mention of Cooch at all.

    Just urging vote for the GOP AG nominee.


  • From the McAuliffe campaign:

    Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign announced that it crossed the 1.5 million doors knocked-mark, due to the extensive grassroots coalition it has built over the past year. The McAuliffe campaign has 12,000 volunteers signed up for its four-day Get Out The Vote effort starting November 2nd, and has registered more than 10,000 student voters. To carry out its extensive GOTV efforts during the final weeks of the election, the McAuliffe campaign raised more than $8 million during the reporting period from October 1-23 and entered the last two weeks of the election with over $1.6 million on hand.

    “Virginians of both parties continue to turn to Terry’s mainstream vision of growing the economy and creating jobs over Ken Cuccinelli’s extreme Tea Party agenda and alliance with radical allies who drove the government shutdown,” said McAuliffe spokesperson Rachel Thomas. “It is because of our extraordinary grassroots efforts and volunteers that we will work in the final days of the election to make sure mainstream Virginians’ voices don’t get drowned out by the extreme Tea Party.”

  • for rally with Terry McAuliffe, Mark Herring, Gerry Connolly, Bill Clinton, Sharon Bulova, Jim Dillard, etc.

  • Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign released the following statement on the Washington Post-Abt SRBI poll:

    “While mainstream Virginians are overwhelmingly siding with Terry McAuliffe’s focus on jobs and education, the Tea Party is still strong and will turn out for Cuccinelli on Election Day,” said McAuliffe spokesperson Josh Schwerin. “We’re working hard every day to ensure that voters understand the stakes in the election and have a plan to vote. We’re confident that, on Election Day, mainstream Virginians from both parties backing Terry will overcome the narrow but fervent group of Tea Party activists backing Cuccinelli.”