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New WaPo/Schar School Poll: Jennifer Wexton 56%-Barbara Comstock 43%; Republican Party VERY Unpopular in VA-10

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A new poll by the Washington Post and the Schar School of Policy and Government at GMU is out this morning, and with just 12 days to go until the crucial midterm elections, it’s looking good for VA-10 nominee Jennifer Wexton right now. Having said that, of course, standard disclaimers apply regarding not taking anything for granted, leaving it all on the field, it ain’t over ’til it’s over, and any other cliche you can think of. 🙂 With that, here are the poll highlights:

  • Wexton leads Comstock, aka “Trumpstock,” 56%-43%, among likely voters.
  • Among Wexton likely voters, 25% say their vote is more for the Democrat, while 42% say their vote is more against the Republican.
  • Among Comstock likely voters, 38% say their vote is more for the Republican, while 44% say their vote is more against the Democrat.
  • The Democratic Party has a 52%-48% (+4 points) favorable/unfavorable rating among VA-10 likely voters, while the Republican Party is at 40%-60% (-20 points).
  • By a 64%-36% margin, VA-10 likely voters believe that “women not being believed when reporting sexual assault” is a bigger problem than “men being unfairly accused of sexual assault.”
  • 59% of VA-10 likely voters believe that men who commit sexual assault in this country “face serious consequences” “almost never” (19%) or “less than half the time” (40%). Only 2% say “nearly all the time,” with 20% saying “most of the time.”
  • 56% of VA-10 likely voters say the Kavanaugh debate made them MORE motivated to vote, while just 2% said it made them LESS motivated. The other 42% say it didn’t make a difference.