WaPo Poll More Bad News for Dems

A new poll of Virginia voters likely won’t do much to quell concerns that the state’s Democrats could be in for major losses this fall.

In the Washington Post’s survey of likely November voters, Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell leads Democrat Creigh Deeds 53 to 44.

The survey of 1,001 people was conducted Sunday through Thursday and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percent.

Those polled also favor GOP candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.

Incumbent Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) leads Democrat Jody Wagner 49-40. Republican attorney general candidate Ken Cuccinelli is ahead of Democrat Steve Shannon by the same tally.

 The last time Virginia Republicans swept statewide elections was in 1997.

A majority of poll respondents — 53 percent — said they trust McDonnell more on the issue of jobs and the economy. Thirty-nine percent said they believe Deeds is more believable on the issue.

The new poll comes amid growing concerns among state Democrats that Deeds is too focused on attacking McDonnell on social issues instead of promoting his own agenda.

Washington Post reporter Rosalind Helderman has an excellent, detailed breakdown of the poll here.

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