Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Poll has McDonnell ahead ... Waynesboro Democrats concerned

Chris Graham who published the Augusta Free Press and is the chairman of the Waynesboro Democrat Committee is concerned with the third poll in less than a week showing Bob McDonnell boldly leading in the gubernatorial race.

Today he writes:
A new poll from Rasmussen Reports has Bob McDonnell reopening a healthy lead over Creigh Deeds in the Virginia governor’s race.The Rasmussen poll has McDonnell with a 51 percent-to-42 percent lead over Deeds. Deeds had narrowed the McDonnell lead two weeks ago to a 48 percent-to-46 percent margin.
In the open way that Chris writes ... and which sometimes surprises me in its frankness ... he adds this mind-blowing comment:
The bad poll news comes on the heels of a story circulating in Democratic circles today that the Democratic National Committee is reportedly holding on to its $5 million financial commitment to the Deeds campaign out of concern that the Deeds campaign has focused too much of its attention on the controversial Bob McDonnell 1989 grad-school thesis setting out a hardline social-conservative political agenda for his budding political career and not enough on putting down a framework for what a Deeds administration would do for Virginia.
If that bit of news is correct, it would be a huge disappointment to the Deeds campaign and, possibly, the final death knell to a candidate who has struggled since he won the Democrat primary in June.

H/T to JR Hoeft

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