A new SurveyUSA/News Channel 8 poll shows Bob McDonnell back to a double digit lead over Creigh Deeds in the Virginia Governor’s race:
With four weeks until Virginia’s gubernatorial election, Republican Bob McDonnell maintains his commanding lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds.
McDonnell leads Deeds by 11 points, 54-43, according to a new SurveyUSA poll commissioned by WJLA-TV. McDonnell has never dipped below 54 percent in In four identical SurveyUSA tracking polls, and Deeds has never polled above 43 percent.
And, the Republican candidates in the down-ballot races are doing similarly well:
In race for lieutenant governor, incumbent Republican Bill Bolling easily defeats Democrat Jody Wagner, the commonwealth’s former treasurer and secretary of finance, by 17 points, 57-40.
In the attorney general contest, Republican state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli is beating Del. Steve Shannon by ten points, 53-43.
It’s really beginning to look like 2009 will be a Republican year here in Virginia, at least on the statewide races. What will be interesting to see will be what impact the Governor’s race, and a probable strong showing by McDonnell, has on the House of Delegates and the State Senate.