Virginia Pro-Life Governor Candidate Bob McDonnell Leads Deeds in New Polls
by Steven Ertelt
September 30, 2009
Richmond, VA (LifeNews.com) — Three new polls show pro-life Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell with a lead over his pro-abortion opponent, Democrat Creigh Deeds. One survey shows McDonnell is faring better with pro-life Virginia residents than Deeds is with state voters who back abortion.
A new Rasmussen poll out today shows McDonnell has bounced back to a nine-point lead over Deeds.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Virginia voters finds McDonnell attracting 51% of the vote while Deeds picks up 42%. Over the past two weeks, McDonnells support has gone up three percentage points while Deeds has lost four points in the Rasmussen numbers.
"After closing to essentially a toss-up in mid-September, the race is back to where it was in early September, when the GOP hopeful held a nine-point advantage," Rasmussen explains. "McDonnells lead at this time is essentially the same with and without leaners."
McDonnell holds a wide lead among unaffiliated voters. Both candidates draw strong support from within their own party.
Meanwhile, a new Survey USA poll has the pro-life candidate McDonnell leading by 14 points. He would defeat Deeds by 14 points, 55% to 41%, if the election were head today, the survey shows.
"Compared to identical SurveyUSA polls released four and nine weeks ago, little has changed. McDonnell receives majorities from both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, college graduates and those who did not attend college," the poling firm noted.
SurveyUSA found 49 percent of Virginia voters take a pro-life position and 47 percent take a pro-abortion position.
Among pro-life voters, McDonnell holds a 77-0 percent lead while Deeds has a lower 64-33 percent edge among pro-abortion voters.
Survey USA also found that pro-life advocates Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli hold leads in their respective races for Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
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