If the latest Rasmussen poll is any indication, it’s about time for the Republicans to write off the Virginia Senate seat this year:
Former Democratic Governor Mark Warner’s lead continues to grow over former Republican Governor Jim Gilmore in Virginia’s race for the United States Senate. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Warner on top 59% to 33%. Last month, Warner enjoyed a 57% to 34% lead.
When “leaners” are included, the Democrat now leads 61% to 35%.
Warner is viewed favorably by 68%, up slightly from 66% in July.
Gilmore’s ratings have also improved slightly over the past month. The Republican is now viewed favorably by 49%, up from 47% last month.
Most interestingly, Warner has virtually total support from his fellow Democrats, while Gilmore only garners 3/4 of the Republican vote:
This month, Warner earns support from 94% of Democrats and 19% of Republicans in Virginia. Gilmore is backed by 71% of Republicans and just 4% of Democrats. Warner dominates his opponent among unaffiliated voters, 62% to 25%. While Warner leads 76% to 18% among moderate voters and 89% to 8% among liberal voters, Gilmore leads just 59% to 32% among conservatives.
If the NRSC invests any money at all in this race, I will be incredibly surprised.
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