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Virginia Poll: Cuccinelli 40, McAuliffe 38

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:52 PM
Yahoo has a nasty anti-Cuccinelli piece out today. Looks like he's for real.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 2:15 PM
Then he must be a real conservative. The vitriol is always directly proportional.
Happy Jake Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 2:12 PM
Oh, he's for real alright. Four years ago his opponent ran an utterly ineffective "Cuccinelli's a bigot" campaign because Cuccinelli actually stands for what he believes in.

Virginia's an interesting state because overall it's a nice deep shade of purple. The urban areas (Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria in the North, Richmond and its envrions in the center, and The Tidewater area in the Southeast) are quite blue, but the rest of the state, including Richmond and TIdewater suburb areas (also fairly densely populated) are very red. That the GOP won landslides in all three Executive offices four years ago, right after Obama's first election was a sign of encouragement that the national party failed to capitalize on.
Joseph64 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 3:21 PM
Don't forget that there a lot of gun owners in the southern and western parts of the state that aren't going to be happy with the Democrats in Washington pushing for more gun control laws and their dissatisfaction will be reflected in state and local election results.

Townhall Magazine just ran a feature on Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, asking "can a conservative still win big?"  The "big" part remains to be seen, but a new Quinnipiac poll suggests that Cuccinelli certainly has a decent opportunity to pull off a victory in November.  We'll get into the specifics of this survey in a moment, but first, the basics (via National Journal):
 

The Quinnipiac University survey unveiled Wednesday shows Cuccinelli leading his likely Democratic opponent, 40 percent to 38 percent, with 18 percent undecided. In the previous poll, conducted in mid-February, the...