VA-Gov: PPP Poll Shows McAuliffe Surging in Dem Primary

Public Policy Polling (PDF) (5/1-3, likely voters, late March in parens):

Terry McAuliffe (D): 30 (18)

Brian Moran (D): 20 (22)

Creigh Deeds (D): 14 (15)

Undecided: 36 (45)

(MoE: ± 4.1%)

This is a big jump for T-Mac from the last PPP poll, which actually had him trailing Moran. But this is now the second survey in a row (SUSA’s was the first) to show McAuliffe with a sizable lead. Still, there are a ton of undecideds and just a month left to go in the race – a lot can happen.

13 thoughts on “VA-Gov: PPP Poll Shows McAuliffe Surging in Dem Primary”

  1. Do they require the winner to obtain a certain percentage to avoid a runoff?  In NC, it’s 40%.

  2. The incantations about his deep dark political past just don’t seem to be of any moment.  

  3. at how capable McAuliffe has been in this race.

    Seriously, where was this Terry when he was running the DNC?

  4. His nomination would be a joke, and he’d be a certain loser in November.  He’s not Mark Warner.

  5. “Terry is my good friend and my closest political mentor,”… from the same guy who asked “What you gon’ do with all that junk?/ All that junk inside your trunk?”

    Lol http://southeastvirginia.blogs

    On a more serious note, the only way I see a McAuliffe nomination to be much more of a detriment is if the base doesn’t get excited. He’s too widely known to have any significant skeletons in his closet.

  6. I gotta say if it was me I would vote for Deeds because he’s progressive enough to pick up Northern Virginia and has some pragmatic views on guns and such enough to get some rural areas.  The Morans drive me nuts, Jim just makes my skin crawl for some reason.  

  7. He always seems to poll the worst of the three candidates against the republican nominee.  

  8. according to SUSA.

    There’s room to turn it around, but it’ll take money.

    And then of course there’s the possibility that no Dem can beat it.

  9. And it’s not a matter of just losing the Gov seat.  Terry has more toxic baggage than a swine flu salesman.  This amateur video of McAuliffe’s dealings with Global Crossing and Telergy and his disconnect with the truth about it can only give a glimpse of what the Republicans would do with a professional media company and $40 million dollars to spread this all over Virginia on TV, radio and direct mail. This is only one of many shady dealings McAuliffe has been directly involved in.  His real estate deals in Florida are even worse. Please make sure anyone interested in keeping Virginia Blue, sees this before the primary in June, just one month away.

    McAuliffe. One Lucky Guy. Heh. (Global Crossing)

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