Good news from the LuAnn Bennett for Congress campaign.
Politico Reports on VA-10 Poll: Comstock 47, Bennett 45
Clinton Leads Trump By 14 Points
More than Half of Voters Believe Comstock Will Go Along with Trump’s Agenda
Comstock Would Have to Outperform the Top of the Ticket By 14 Points
ICYMI: Democratic poll: Comstock 47, Bennett 45
By Maggie Severns
An internal poll conducted for Democrat LuAnn Bennett’s House campaign found GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock with a slim advantage within the margin of error, 47 percent to 45 percent (including leaners), in their Northern Virginia matchup.
Comstock had 45 percent to Bennett’s 41 percent before the survey pushed undecided voters to pick a candidate. Bennett’s pollster, Pete Brodnitz of Expedition Strategies, writes that Bennett gained ground since a May survey showed her at 40 percent to Comstock’s 50 percent (47-36 without leaners). Bennett is still largely unknown: 24 percent of respondents viewed her favorably and 13 percent viewed her unfavorably, compared to Comstock’s 45 percent favorable and 35 percent unfavorable ratings.
TV advertising is off to a relatively slow start in the 10th District, in Washington’s expensive media market. Democrats want to tie the race to the presidential contest, and Bennett’s poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 49 percent to 35 percent, with better personal numbers as well.
Mitt Romney carried the district 50 percent to President Barack Obama’s 49 percent in 2012. Bennett’s poll shows Obama with 60 percent favorable ratings and 50 percent job approval in the district.
The poll also includes a Trump message test: More than half of respondents said Comstock “will go along with Trump’s agenda” while 23 percent said that Comstock “will stand up to Trump.”
See the memo here.
The Expedition Strategies poll of 400 likely voters was conducted Sept. 19-21. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.