Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #16001
 
3 Points in 3 Months: VA Gov Contest Polling Ends Just About Where It Began, with GOP Sweep of VA Races: Three months ago, when SurveyUSA began polling on the Virginia Governor race, Republican Bob McDonnell led Democrat Creigh Deeds by 15 points. Today, 3 months and 7 polls later, McDonnell leads by 18 points, essentially unchanged over the last three SurveyUSA releases, and essentially unchanged since late July.

Today, it's McDonnell 58%, Deeds 40%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll conducted for WJLA-TV Washington DC, WDBJ-TV Roanoke, WTVR-TV Richmond, and WJHL-TV in the Tri-Cities. McDonnell has never polled below 54% or above 58% in SurveyUSA's polling on this contest; Deeds has never polled below 40% or above 43%.

In the race for Lieutenant Governor, the story is much the same: Republican Bill Bolling today defeats Democrat Jody Wagner 57% to 41%. Bolling has consistently polled between 52% and 57%; Wagner consistently between 40% and 42%.

Republican candidate for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leads his opponent, Democrat Steve Shannon, by the largest margin in these races today, 20 points. Cuccinelli today wins 59% to 39%, nearly double the 11-point lead he had when polling began three months ago.

 
Filtering: 900 Virginia adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 10/30/09 through 11/01/09. Of them, 795 were registered to vote. Of them, 574 were determined by SurveyUSA to have already voted, or to be almost certain to vote on or before election day.
 
If the election for Virginia governor were today, would you vote for... (candidate names rotated) Republican Bob McDonnell? Or Democrat Creigh Deeds?
574 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KObamaMcCainShenandoNortheasSoutheasCentral
McDonnell (R)58%62%54%52%58%59%61%56%60%66%19%****58%58%91%18%60%90%44%14%56%62%62%53%53%79%38%68%45%55%59%15%92%61%57%56%57%
Deeds (D)40%36%43%47%39%39%37%41%38%32%77%****38%40%8%81%35%10%52%84%42%35%35%45%45%20%59%30%52%42%39%82%6%35%41%44%41%
Undecided2%2%3%1%3%2%2%3%2%2%4%****4%2%1%1%4%1%4%2%2%3%3%2%1%2%3%2%3%3%2%3%1%4%2%1%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%14%33%32%21%47%53%78%15%3%4%8%92%37%32%29%40%41%13%57%43%56%24%20%47%48%52%45%26%74%43%52%26%25%21%28%
 
 
Virginia will also elect a lieutenant governor. If the election for lieutenant governor were today, would you vote for... (candidate names rotated) Republican Bill Bolling? Or Democrat Jody Wagner?
574 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KObamaMcCainShenandoNortheasSoutheasCentral
Bolling (R)57%62%51%50%58%57%58%56%58%64%17%****51%57%90%15%60%88%43%13%55%59%61%55%49%78%37%67%44%54%58%13%92%59%55%53%59%
Wagner (D)41%37%45%48%40%41%38%42%40%34%78%****45%40%10%82%36%11%54%84%43%37%36%44%48%20%61%31%53%42%40%83%7%37%43%45%39%
Undecided2%1%4%3%2%2%3%2%3%2%5%****4%2%0%2%4%1%3%2%2%4%3%2%3%2%3%2%3%4%2%4%1%4%2%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%14%33%32%21%47%53%78%15%3%4%8%92%37%32%29%40%41%13%57%43%56%24%20%47%48%52%45%26%74%43%52%26%25%21%28%
 
 
Virginia will also elect an attorney general. If the election for attorney general were today, would you vote for... (candidate names rotated) Republican Ken Cuccinelli? Or Democrat Steve Shannon?
574 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KObamaMcCainShenandoNortheasSoutheasCentral
Cuccinelli (R)59%63%54%56%59%57%62%59%59%66%21%****51%59%90%18%62%89%44%14%56%61%62%56%51%79%39%70%43%58%59%17%92%63%55%55%61%
Shannon (D)39%35%42%41%38%40%35%39%38%32%74%****45%38%10%80%33%10%52%84%43%34%35%41%47%19%58%28%53%37%40%79%7%33%44%43%37%
Undecided3%1%4%2%2%3%3%2%3%2%5%****4%2%1%2%5%1%3%2%1%4%3%2%3%2%3%2%3%5%2%4%1%4%2%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%14%33%32%21%47%53%78%15%3%4%8%92%37%32%29%40%41%13%57%43%56%24%20%47%48%52%45%26%74%43%52%26%25%21%28%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.