New Poll: Deeds Pulls Ahead

A poll, out this weekend, points to a big surge for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds. With the polls opening in less than 24 hours, does this mean Deeds is starting to pull away from Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran?


The survey, conducted by Public Policy Polling, surveyed more than a thousand likely primary voters this weekend. The margin of error is +/- 3%.

Deeds: 40%

McAuliffe: 26%

Moran: 24%

Undecided: 10%

As I’ve written before, polls are unreliable as a whole in this race. It’s a primary, there are three candidates and turnout is expected to be low. Plus, there are still a lot of undecideds. The question is whether those people will actually show up to vote (it’s supposed to rain tomorrow) and if they do, will they break one way?

On top of all that, each campaign is doing its own polling. Those numbers point every which way. For example, Moran’s internal numbers show the former delegate is surging in Richmond and dominating in NoVa.

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