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Poll: Warner, McDonnell not gaining traction in Virginia for president


economic-forecast-headerVirginia voters generally approve of the jobs being done by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, but they don’t necessarily want to see either run for president.

A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling has McDonnell running fourth in a hypothetical 2016 Republican presidential primary, and Warner running third in a hypothetical 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Only 30 percent of Republican voters in Virginia think McDonnell should make a run at the GOP presidential nomination, with 37 percent thinking that he shouldn’t, according to the PPP poll. And if he did make the run, he would trail Marco Rubio, who has the support of 17 percent of Virginia Republican voters, Chris Christie (15 percent) and Jeb Bush (14 percent). McDonnell would have the support of 12 percent of GOP voters.

Hillary Clinton has the support of 56 percent of Virginia Democrats in a hypothetical 2016 primary, with Vice President Joe Biden second at 14 percent. Warner has the support of 11 percent.

More online: www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/05/virginia-cool-on-mcdonnell-16.html.



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