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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Poll Shows GOP Candidates Leading All Three Races

Public Policy Polling released a poll today showing that Republican Bob McDonnell has developed a wider lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the race for governor.

McDonnell's support came in at 51 percent of those surveyed, to 37 percent for Deeds.

The poll indicates that a dip in President Barack Obama's popularity has affected Deeds in Virginia.

Key to McDonnell's chances to win is that he leads among independents, 52 percent to 33 percent.

In the down ticket races, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who is seeking re-election, is backed by 48 percent to 34 percent for Democrat Jody Wagner. In the contest for attorney general, state Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, R-Fairfax, leads 45 percent to 32 percent for Del. Steve Shannon, D-Fairfax.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

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