Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #15927
 
In Virginia, New High For McDonnell, Comfortable Leads for Other Republicans in VA Statewide Contests: Two weeks until votes are counted in the election for Virginia Governor, Republican Bob McDonnell continues to dominate Democrat Creigh Deeds, according to a SurveyUSA poll for WJLA-TV Washington DC and WDBJ-TV Roanoke. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released two weeks ago, McDonnell is up 5 points; Deeds is down 3. Today, it's McDonnell 59%, Deeds 40%. McDonnell leads among both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, educated and less-educated, and in all regions of the state.

In the contest for Lieutenant Governor, Incumbent Republican Bill Bolling is today elected to a second term, defeating Democrat Jody Wagner, former Treasurer of VA and VA Secretary of Finance, 56% to 42%. Bolling has led by at least 10 points in all 5 SurveyUSA tracking polls. Wagner has never polled above 42%, which is what she has today.

In the contest for Attorney General of Virginia, Republican state senator Ken Cuccinelli today defeats Democrat state representative Steve Shannon 56% to 41%. Compared to two weeks ago, Cuccinelli is up 3 points; Shannon is down 2. Shannon is narrowly ahead in Southeastern VA; Cuccinelli leads by double digits in the rest of the state.

 
Filtering: 900 adults from the commonwealth of Virginia were interviewed by SurveyUSA 10/17/09 through 10/19/09. Of them, 814 were registered to vote. Of them, 595 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the November general election. Incumbent Democratic Governor Tim Kaine is term limited; his seat is open. Incumbent Republican Attorney General Bill Mims was appointed to the seat by the Virginia General Assembly in February 2009, when Bob McDonnell resigned to campaign full-time for Governor, and is not seeking election to the office.
 
If the election for Virginia governor were today, would you vote for... (candidate names rotated) Republican Bob McDonnell? Or Democrat Creigh Deeds?
595 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KObamaMcCainShenandoNortheasSoutheasCentral
McDonnell (R)59%64%53%61%62%51%61%62%55%64%31%**60%92%12%71%89%44%9%56%63%63%59%48%83%39%69%47%63%57%19%95%60%55%52%66%
Deeds (D)40%35%45%37%36%47%37%37%43%35%67%**40%7%87%27%10%55%91%43%34%35%39%49%16%60%30%51%35%42%80%5%37%45%47%34%
Undecided1%1%2%2%1%2%2%1%2%2%2%**0%1%1%2%1%1%1%0%3%1%1%3%1%1%1%1%2%1%2%1%3%0%2%1%
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%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%18%32%30%19%50%50%75%16%3%6%33%32%33%43%40%13%62%38%51%26%23%45%52%49%47%32%68%47%48%26%26%19%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?
595 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KObamaMcCainShenandoNortheasSoutheasCentral
Bolling (R)56%59%52%55%61%49%58%59%52%62%22%**63%91%12%64%84%42%9%53%61%62%56%42%81%35%67%44%57%55%15%92%58%52%50%60%
Wagner (D)42%38%46%43%38%47%41%39%45%36%76%**37%8%86%34%15%55%90%46%35%36%41%54%17%63%31%54%40%43%82%6%37%46%48%39%
Undecided2%3%2%2%2%4%1%2%3%3%2%**0%2%3%3%1%2%1%1%4%2%2%4%2%2%2%2%3%2%3%2%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%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%18%32%30%19%50%50%75%16%3%6%33%32%33%43%40%13%62%38%51%26%23%45%52%49%47%32%68%47%48%26%26%19%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?
595 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50KObamaMcCainShenandoNortheasSoutheasCentral
Cuccinelli (R)56%60%52%56%61%50%59%59%54%62%27%**65%88%14%67%83%44%14%54%61%62%58%44%80%37%68%45%58%56%17%91%60%54%47%62%
Shannon (D)41%38%45%41%38%47%38%39%43%35%72%**35%10%84%30%16%53%85%44%35%36%39%52%18%60%30%52%39%43%81%7%36%44%51%37%
Undecided2%2%3%2%1%3%4%2%3%3%1%**0%2%2%2%1%3%1%1%4%2%2%4%1%2%3%2%4%1%2%2%4%2%3%1%
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%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%18%32%30%19%50%50%75%16%3%6%33%32%33%43%40%13%62%38%51%26%23%45%52%49%47%32%68%47%48%26%26%19%28%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.