McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli by 5%, Leads Three-Way race By 8%
Well we have the first poll of 2013 for the state of Virginia from Public Policy Polling and it shows Terry McAuliffe with a 5% lead over Ken Cuccinelli in a two-way race while in a three-way race, Bill Bolling clearly hurts Cuccinelli.
GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA (PPP)
Terry McAuliffe (D) 46%
Ken Cuccinelli (R) 41%
GOVERNOR – VIRGINIA w/Bolling (PPP)
Terry McAuliffe (D) 40%
Ken Cuccinelli (R) 32%
Bill Bolling (I) 15%
It might have been interesting to see a Bolling/McAuliffe head-to-head contest as well, but it appears PPP did not include this. I would have thought Bolling would be better than he shows here in a three-way race, but clearly he is not very well known since 56% of the voters have neither a favorable nor an unfavorable opinion of him. What is scary for Republicans is Cuccinelli’s unfavorable is already at 45% while McAuliffe, as sleazy as we might think he is, stands at only a 26% unfavorable rating.
This poll was done January 4-6 among 602 registered voters.