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New Poll Shows Dr. Cameron Webb Leading in VA-05 by 45%-42% Margin

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New Poll Shows Dr. Cameron Webb Leading in VA-05

Polling Memo Outlines Dr. Webb’s Path to Victory

Charlottesville, VA — Dr. Cameron Webb, Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, released the following statement regarding the release of a new poll which shows Webb three points ahead of his Republican opponent 45% to 42%, winning support from voters all across the political spectrum, and gaining popularity as voters learn more about him.

“Voters across Virginia’s 5th District are sick of the same old partisan, Washington politics, which is why they’re responding to our message of putting people over party” said Dr. Cameron Webb. “Our message of working for consensus and ensuring opportunities for health and success for everyone is resonating with voters. I look forward to continuing to reach out to voters all across the district in the remaining 25 days.”

The poll is further proof that the race in Virginia’s 5th district is shifting in favor of Dr. Cameron Webb. In recent weeks the race has been moved to “toss up” by several top election forecasters, including Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball and Cook Political Report, and it was ranked as the 7th most competitive race in the country by 538. The momentum is clearly in favor of Dr. Cameron Webb and this poll demonstrates that he has the path to victory to carry it all the way through election day.

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From the poll:

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Webb leads the race for Congress, but the race remains tight as we near election day. In August, Webb trailed the race for Congress by two points (42% Webb/44% Good). Webb now leads, but the ballot race remains close (Webb 45%/42% Good).
  • Webb’s continued strong standing has come as voters learn more about him. A majority (53%) of voters report hearing positive news about Cameron Webb recently and nearly two-thirds (65%) have an opinion of him. This is a marked improvement over when we polled in August and just less than half (45%) of voters had an opinion of Webb.
  • While voters have gotten to know both candidates, Webb has left a better impression. Both candidates are known by roughly two-thirds of voters (Webb 65%/Good 68%), but Webb’s favorable rating (42% favorable/23% unfavorable) is stronger than Good’s (33% favorable/35% unfavorable).
  • Webb has proven he can win voters outside his party. Webb is winning the battle for independent voters and currently leads with them by twenty-three (42% Webb/19% Good/39% undecided among independents). Additionally, while Good is only winning 5% of the vote with Democrats, Webb is winning 11% of the vote with Republicans
  • Good’s campaign and his Republican allies have begun to communicate. When we polled in August, just less than half (49%) of voters had an opinion of Bob Good. Now, as the Good campaign has gone on the air and Republican allies have come to his rescue, nearly three-in-four voters have an opinion of him (68%).

ABOUT THIS RESEARCH
Global Strategy Group conducted a survey of 500 likely voters with an oversample of 100 likely voters in the Washington, DC media market in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District between September 27-October 1, 2020. The margin of error at the 95% confidence level is +/- 4.40%. The margin of error on sub-samples is greater. Care has been taken to ensure the geographic and demographic divisions of the population of likely general election voters are properly represented.