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Poll: Either Perriello or Northam Tied with Gillespie for Virginia Governor; Dems Hold 7-Pt. Advantage for House of Delegates


Yesterday, the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University came out with its new poll results for Virginia 2017 Democratic and Republican gov. and LG primary matchups. Now, they’re out with general election matchups. Here are the highlights.

  • “If the fall race for Virginia governor is between former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and current Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, voters are split 40% to 39%.”
  • “If the election is between Gillespie and former Democratic congressman Tom Perriello, voters are split almost identically, 39% to 39%.”
  • “Ideological moderates are divided, while political independents favor Gillespie over either Democrat by an identical margin: 40% to 30%.”
  • “In a November matchup, both Northam and Perriello beat the other two Republicans seeking the nomination, Prince William County Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart and Virginia Beach state Senator Frank Wagner.”
  • “With all 100 House of Delegates seats up in November, Democrats lead Republicans in the generic ballot test, 48% to 41%.”
  • Major gender gap as usual, with women going by 11-12 points for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee and men going 14-15 points for likely Republican nominee Ed Gillespie.
  • Also as usual (sad to say), whites go by 13-15 points for Gillespie over the Democratic nominee, while blacks (and presumably Latinos and Asians, although they’re not broken out in this poll’s results) go overwhelmingly for the Democratic nominee.

In sum, this poll shows a close race for governor – would we have it any other way in Virginia? LOL – and one in which, at least in terms of electability, it doesn’t seem to matter who Democrat nominate to face Ed Gillespie.

  • Tom Perriello Is Officially On the Ballot, Submits More Than 20,000 Petition Signatures to Qualify for June 13 Primary

    One Hundred Percent of Signatures Were Collected from Volunteers and Organizers Across the Commonwealth

    Today, March 29, Tom Perriello, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, submitted 21,773 petition signatures coming from every congressional district to qualify as an official ballot candidate in the June 13 Democratic primary election. One hundred percent of the signatures were gathered by Tom for Virginia volunteers and organizers across the state.

    Since announcing his candidacy on January 5, 2017, Tom’s progressive campaign of pragmatic populism has activated tens of thousands of supporters who are energized by his willingness to stand up to Donald Trump’s hateful agenda and his positive vision to create opportunity and secure justice for every Virginian.

    Over the course of the campaign, Tom has travelled 11,307 miles to attend 262 events and meetings with voters in more than 40 counties and independent cities across Virginia, while organizers and volunteers have engaged communities at the grfone u
    assroots level.

    “The momentum for our campaign is only increasing with each passing day. At every town hall and every event, I am inundated by Virginians who want to stand up and ensure our beloved Commonwealth is a firewall against President Trump’s hate and bigotry. I am proud to fight for them and proud to officially be on the ballot, ” said Tom Perriello.

  • David Dickinson

    How many times did Perriello vote for George Bush?

  • Brian John

    Don’t worry leftist Virginia is a blue state now and the Democrat will win and continue us on our March to be like NY … I have given up on Virginia ever returning to it’s former glory so I’ve been saving to move to a better more Conservative state ….

    • Yeah, it’s SO horrible here, that’s why Virginia was just named the sixth best state to retire. Horrible! LOL

      • Brian John

        6th isn’t 1st !!!

        • Brian John
    • Donald Stern

      You could Go to Bama or Mississippi or Oklahoma to say the least..Those are some of the most Right Wing States in America.

    • kj1986nyc

      A democrat in Virginia is like a Republican in NY or VT