Home 2016 elections New NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Clinton-Kaine Crushing Trump-Pence by 13 Points (!) in Virginia

New NBC/WSJ/Marist Poll: Clinton-Kaine Crushing Trump-Pence by 13 Points (!) in Virginia


Looks like Donald Trump’s campaign of hate, bigotry, divisiveness, lying, more lying, lots more lying, demagoguery, even more lying, trickle-down economics, slander, etc. isn’t working very well in Virginia. That is, if you’re not one of those right wingnuts who spends his or her days “unskewing” polls to make them somehow show your candidate – Romney in 2012, Trump in 2016 – miraculously winning where they’re actually losing. Anyway, good luck unskewing this new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll of Virginia, which finds:

  • President Obama’s approval among registered Virginia voters: 52%-42% (+10 points)
  • Clinton-Kaine crushing Trump-Pence 46%-33% (+13 points) in a head-to-head matchup.
  • Adding in third-party candidates, Clinton-Kaine still lead Trump-Pence by 12 points, the same margin as a recent CBS News poll found in Virginia. So much for the CBS News poll being an “outlier,” apparently!
  • That 12-point margin, by the way, is up from a 7-point margin in July. A 5-point gain in one month? I’ll take it! 🙂
  • Neither Clinton nor Trump are particularly popular among Virginian registered voters, although Trump takes it to another level of unpopularity, at 66%-29% UNfavorable.
  • Despite Trump’s continued lies about Tim Kaine, it looks like Kaine is VERY popular among Virginia registered voters, at 54%-32% (+22 points)!
  • In contrast, Mike Pence is barely above water, at 37%-33% (+4 points) favorable among Virginia registered voters.

Anyway, as I said, I can’t wait for the excuses and desperate “unskewing” from Trump and his rabid supporters, not just in Virginia but also in Florida (Clinton +5 points), North Carolina (Clinton +9 points), and Colorado (Clinton +14 points). To paraphrase Trump, “many people are saying that he’s toast.” LOL


  • Meanwhile…from the Clinton campaign:

    Clinton, Kaine Release Additional Years of Tax Returns While Trump Defies Decades-Old Tradition of Disclosure

    Today, Hillary Clinton released her 2015 personal tax return and Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton released 10 years of their returns.

    “Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine continue to set the standard for financial transparency as she releases her 2015 personal tax return and builds on the Clintons’ tradition of making their returns public since 1977 and Kaine releases 10 years of his returns,” said Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri. “In stark contrast, Donald Trump is hiding behind fake excuses and backtracking on his previous promises to release his tax returns. He has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years. What is he trying to hide?”

    In 2015, the Clintons paid an effective federal income tax rate of 34.2% and an effective state and local income tax rate of 9.0% for a combined federal, state, and local effective tax rate of 43.2%. They donated 9.8% of their adjusted gross income to charity.

    Hillary for America has added Clinton’s and Kaine’s returns to the campaign’s website, alongside the last eight years of Clinton’s personal tax returns, covering 2007–2014. This supplements the public release of the Clinton family’s tax returns from 2000–2006 during her 2008 campaign, returns from 1992–1999 disclosed annually during her husband’s tenure in the White House, and prior returns released by her husband’s presidential campaign. All told, the Clintons have made their tax returns public for every year dating back to 1977.

    Senator Kaine and Anne Holton released 10 years of their returns. The table below shows the effective federal tax rate, effective state and local tax rate, and the combined effective federal, state and local rate. Over the course of the last 10 years, they have donated 7.5% of their adjusted gross income to charity.

    Clinton and Kaine’s returns can be found at: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/tax-returns/