Poll: Bob McDonnell up by 9 Points

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 09, 2009 4:15 AM
A week or so ago, I wrote a post titled, "Why the Post Can't 'Macaca' Bob McDonell (so far...)"

Essentially my argument was that, for a variety of reasons, this was still McDonnell's race to lose.  Furthermore, I argued this race was fundamentlly different from the Allen/Webb race of just a few years ago -- and thus, the Post's attacks on McDonnell would not resonate as they did in '06.

But I received quite a bit of push back from friends who still suspected that McDonnell's controversial thesis -- and the subsequent WaPost stories that ensued -- may have mortally wounded McDonnell.

That was a week ago.  Now that a new Washington Post poll shows McDonnell up by 9 points, I wonder if my hypothesis has been redeemed in their minds ...