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Republican voters to Gilmore: Jim Who?

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports is more bad news for former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

Bob Goodlatte: Audit the Fed?

We have seen just what can happen when government officials and agencies are not held accountable. The Federal Reserve, or Fed, should not be excluded from this accountability.

Roanoke College poll: Democrats open up big leads in state races

The Democratic Party ticket appears poised for a sweep of the state races next Tuesday, according to a new poll from Roanoke College released Wednesday.

Rasmussen: McAuliffe opens 17-point lead in Virginia governor’s race

A new Rasmussen Reports survey of Virginia voters has Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a commanding 17-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race.

The Pulse | The politics of health care

Column by Chris Graham Health-care reform opponents speak as if it’s a given that the passage of reform including a public option and new mandates for private insurers will be an act of political suicide by Democrats. Take comments from Bill Wilson, the president of the advocacy group Americans for Limited Government, released today on […]

Two polls: McDonnell up 13 in Rasmussen, 18 in VCU

A new Rasmussen Reports poll has Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell leading Democrat Creigh Deeds by a 54 percent-to-41 percent margin, and a new Virginia Commonwealth University Commonwealth Poll has McDonnell leading by a 54 percent-to-36 percent gap. Both polls, released on Wednesday, make clear that the strategy of the Deeds campaign to hinge its […]

Gap narrows, but McDonnell still up by seven

The gap has narrowed a bit, but the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the Virginia governor’s race still has Republican Bob McDonnell comfortably ahead of Democrat Creigh Deeds. McDonnell has a 50 percent-to-43 percent lead over Deeds in the latest Rasmussen survey of Virginia voters, which was released Tuesday afternoon. The McDonnell lead in the […]

Rasmussen: McDonnell 51, Deeds 42

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports has Bob McDonnell reopening a healthy lead over Creigh Deeds in the Virginia governor’s race. The Rasmussen poll has McDonnell with a 51 percent-to-42 percent lead over Deeds. Deeds had narrowed the McDonnell lead two weeks ago to a 48 percent-to-46 percent margin.

Toss-up: New poll has McDonnell-Deeds race too close to call

What was a nine-point advantage for Bob McDonnell in the Virginia governor’s race two weeks ago is now down to two, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports released Thursday afternoon. The poll has McDonnell’s lead at 48 percent to 46 percent for Creigh Deeds. McDonnell led two weeks ago by a 51 percent-to-42 […]

A Deeds surge?

Two new polls are out on the Virginia governor’s race, and both still have Republican Bob McDonnell in the lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds, though the gap is clearly narrowing, to the point that one pollster is suggesting that Deeds could be surging into the lead. Deeds actually led in the two days of polling […]

Poll: McDonnell leads Deeds by three

Republican Bob McDonnell has a three-point lead on Democrat Creigh Deeds in the 2009 Virginia governor’s race, according to a poll out today from Rasmussen Reports. The poll has McDonnell at 44 percent and Deeds at 41 percent. Rasmussen had Deeds ahead by a 47 percent-to-41 percent margin after the June 9 Democratic Party primary.

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 […]

Moran leads McDonnell, according to poll

And the winner is … Brian Moran. OK, so he’s the leader on his way to the first tee. Moran is the only one of the three candidates for the ’09 Democratic Party gubernatorial nomination who would beat presumptive Republican nominee Bob McDonnell in a head-to-head matchup, according to a poll released today by Rasmussen […]

Election ’08: Obama, Warner get nod in final pre-election polls

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Gallup and Larry Sabato are calling it a Barack Obama landslide, and a summary of the other major national polls has the Democrat on the verge of making history. Gallup’s final pre-election estimate has Obama winning 55 percent of the vote to Republican John McCain’s 44 percent. Sabato, the University […]

Poll Watch: Obama opens up double-digit lead in Va.

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Two new polls have Democrat Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead in Virginia as the campaign enters the final month. A SurveyUSA poll released this morning has Obama leading Republican John McCain by a 53 percent-to-43 percent margin. A new Suffolk poll released today has Obama ahead of McCain by […]

White House ’08: Obama by nine in Va.?

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A new CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corp. poll has Barack Obama up by nine points in Virginia over John McCain in the 2008 presidential race. The poll, released today, has the Democrat leading McCain by a 53 percent-to-44 percent margin. The last CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corp. poll in Virginia, taken two weeks […]

White House ’08: Obama nearing biggest lead of ’08 cycle

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Two national tracking polls have Barack Obama opening the biggest lead of the fall campaign and close to the biggest lead of the ’08 campaign cycle over John McCain. Gallup’s tracking poll has Obama ahead of McCain by a 50 percent-to-42 percent margin. Those numbers are based on interviews conducted […]

White House ’08: Va. race continues to be close

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Battleground Virginia continues to tighten – and a new poll has Barack Obama with a four-point lead over John McCain. A SurveyUSA poll released yesterday had Obama ahead of McCain in Virginia by a 50 percent-to-46 percent margin. A week ago, SurveyUSA had McCain ahead of Obama by a 49 […]

White House ’08: McCain leads in Va., race tied nationally

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net John McCain has a slight lead in Virginia, but Barack Obama has drawn even nationwide after McCain’s Republican National Convention bounce. That is the finding of Rasmussen Reports, which has Obama and McCain even at 48 percent of the national vote in its daily tracking poll while giving McCain a […]

White House ’08: Dueling bounces

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Barack Obama got a six- to eight-point bounce out of the Democratic National Convention. John McCain appears to have gotten at least a similarly-sized bounce out of the Republican National Convention that followed a week later. Advantage: McCain, who has seized the momentum heading into the fall campaign proper. Gallup […]

White House ’08: Obama above 50 percent in two polls

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Hillary Clinton voters once uncertain about Barack Obama’s readiness to be president are now moving solidly into the Obama camp, pushing Obama above 50 percent in two national polls. Obama stood at 51 percent in today’s daily tracking poll from Rasmussen Reports and at 50 percent in the daily tracking […]

McCain, Obama duking it out in Virginia

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Barack Obama has a good head start on building a Virginia base. John McCain, though behind, is trying to get caught up. The McCain campaign is holding events statewide tonight under the “McCain Nation” banner as part of an effort to get the ground war in Virginia going.

Where does Kaine fit in?

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net If Barack Obama was to go strictly by the positive numbers, he’d have John Edwards making a second run at the job of second most powerful person in the free world. A Rasmussen Reports survey released on Monday showed that the former North Carolina senator and 2004 Democratic Party vice-presidential […]

McCain losing battle on Iraq withdrawal

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net For all the posturing between Barack Obama and John McCain over what to do about Iraq, has either of them asked the American people what they want to see done? Hint – McCain might want to begin this conversation sooner rather than later.

Poll: Warner holds commanding lead

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The battle of two ex-governors is still looking like a Mark Warner landslide. A Rasmussen Reports poll released today has the Democrat Warner ahead of Republican Jim Gilmore by a commanding 57 percent-to-34 percent margin. The poll was conducted on Wednesday of 500 Virginia voters.

Tie ballgame

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It’s a dead heat in Virginia between Barack Obama and John McCain. That’s the rendering of a Rasmussen Reports poll of 500 Virginia voters released today. The poll, conducted on Wednesday, had Obama and McCain each drawing 44 percent of the votes of those surveyed.

Reading tea leaves on approval numbers, trust factors

Analysis by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net President Bush’s approval rating is at its lowest point in his presidency, and one of the bottom 10 approval ratings on record. But even with that being the case, he’s twice as popular as Congress. Bush’s average quarterly approval rating is at 29 percent for the most recent quarter surveyed […]