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Washington Post Poll: Ed Gillespie Leading VA GOP Gubernatorial Contest by Wide Margin

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Not at all surprising results from the new Washington Post poll. No wonder why there are rumors floating around that Corey Stewart might announce he’s dropping out of the Virginia GOP gubernatorial primary tonight…

  • Only 20% of Virginia adults approve strongly of Donald Trump’s performance as President, while 52% disapprove strongly. Clearly, that doesn’t bode well for Virginia Republicans’ chances this year in November.
  • Among Republican likely voters, Ed Gillespie leads with 38% of the vote, versus 18% for Corey Stewart and 15% for Frank Wagner. In short, barring a miracle, “Enron Ed” will be the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 2017.
  • Somewhat ironically, Republican likely voters believe – by a 37%-14% margin – that Ed Gillespie would “do the most to support Donald Trump,” even though Corey Stewart headed up Trump’s campaign in Virginia and touts himself as “Trump before there was Trump” or whatever b.s.
  • Probably the key number is that 60% of Republican likely voters see Gillespie as having the best chance to win in November, compared to just 9% for Frank Wagner and 7% for Corey Stewart.

Presumably, we’ll get the numbers on the Democratic side tomorrow, as the Post teases this thing out as long as it can. Stay tuned…