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New Virginia Poll: Perriello, Northam Tied; Either Would Easily Defeat GOP Candidates

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Taking a break from watching our bat****-crazy “president” (or whatever the hell he is) at his bizarro press conference to report the results of a new Quinnipiac poll for Virginia. Here are the highlights.

“Former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie leads the Republican primary pack with 24 percent, followed by Prince William County Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart with 7 percent, State Sen. Frank Wagner at 5 percent and businessman Denver Riggelman with 2 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Most Republicans, 59 percent, are undecided.

In the Democratic primary, former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam are tied 19 – 19 percent, with 61 percent undecided.

General election matchups show either Democrat leading any Republican:

  • Perriello over Gillespie 43 – 36 percent;
  • Perriello tops Stewart 44 – 31 percent;
  • Perriello leads Riggelman 43 – 30 percent;
  • Perriello beats Wagner 43 – 32 percent;
  • Northam tops Gillespie 41 – 35 percent;
  • Northam leads Stewart 42 – 31 percent;
  • Northam tops Riggelman 42 – 31 percent;
  • Northam over Wagner 41 – 33 percent.”

So…that’s Perriello beating any of the Republican gubernatorial candidates by 7-13 points, Northam doing the same by 6-12 points, and a tossup for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination right now. As with other recent polls, yet again the large majority of Republican and Democratic primary voters are undecided at the moment, so take the primary polls with a grain of salt.

In other news:

  • Gov. McAuliffe has a “solid but not spectacular” 51%-34% approval rating (82% among Dems, 17% among Republicans)
  • By a 2:1 margin, Virginia voters are satisfied with how things are going in the Commonwealth.