Three months ago, when SurveyUSA began polling on the Virginia Governor race, Republican Bob McDonnell led Democrat Creigh Deeds by 15 points. Today, 3 months and 7 polls later, McDonnell leads by 18 points, essentially unchanged over the last three SurveyUSA releases, and essentially unchanged since late July.
Today, it’s McDonnell 58%, Deeds 40%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted for WJLA-TV Washington DC, WDBJ-TV Roanoke, WTVR-TV Richmond, and WJHL-TV in the Tri-Cities. McDonnell has never polled below 54% or above 58% in SurveyUSA’s polling on this contest; Deeds has never polled below 40% or above 43%.
In the race for Lieutenant Governor, the story is much the same: Republican Bill Bolling today defeats Democrat Jody Wagner 57% to 41%. Bolling has consistently polled between 52% and 57%; Wagner consistently between 40% and 42%.
Republican candidate for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leads his opponent, Democrat Steve Shannon, by the largest margin in these races today, 20 points. Cuccinelli today wins 59% to 39%, nearly double the 11-point lead he had when polling began three months ago.
It’s going to suck to be a Virginia Democrat tomorrow night.