Poll: McDonnell leads Dem rivals
A new poll has Republican Bob McDonnell leading all three of his potential Democratic Party rivals for governor this week.
McDonnell leads former Northern Virginia state legislator Brian Moran by a 39 percent-to-36 percent margin in a poll released Thursday evening by Rasmussen Reports. The attorney general had trailed Moran in a December Rasmussen poll by four points.
McDonnell leads former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe in the poll by a 42 percent-to-35 percent margin. McDonnell had led McAuliffe in the December Rasmussen poll by five points.
McDonnell leads Bath County State Sen. Creigh Deeds 39 percent to 30 percent in the poll. Deeds and McDonnell were tied in the December polling.
– Story by Chris Graham