The latest Rasmussen poll continues to suggest that, when 2009 rolls around, Virgina will continue to be represented by a Senator named Warner:
Democrat Mark Warner has widened his lead against Republican Jim Gilmore in the race for Virginia’s senate seat. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Warner earning 60% of the vote while Gilmore attracts 33%.
Last month, Warner enjoyed an eighteen-point lead. This represents the sixth consecutive survey to find Warner leading by double-digits, as well as his strongest lead to date. Before falling back in this survey, Gilmore had consistently polled between 37% and 39% percent. Rasmussen Markets data gives Warner an 89.9 % chance of winning this race in November (results updated on a 24/7 basis by market participants).
Warner’s favorability ratings have also improved. The Democrat is viewed favorably by 70% of Virginia voters and unfavorably by 24%. Gilmore’s numbers are 46% favorable, 42% unfavorable.
At this point, I’m beginning to think that any money the National Republican Senatorial Committee sinks into this race will be like throwing money down a rat hole.