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Washington Post Poll: McAuliffe 51%-Cuccinelli 39%-Sarvis 8%

by: lowkell

Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 21:00:44 PM EDT

I've certainly got no complaints about this poll! :)
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli II in the race for Virginia governor, in a new poll capturing increasing dissatisfaction among voters with Cuccinelli's party and his conservative views.

According to a new Washington Post-Abt SRBI poll, McAuliffe tops Cuccinelli 51 percent to 39 percent among likely voters in the Nov. 4 election. McAuliffe led by eight percentage points in a poll taken last month. Libertarian Robert Sarvis, who has capitalized on voter unrest with the two major party candidates, is at 8 percent, according to the new poll.


McAuliffe's strong position also could boost Democrats' chances of sweeping statewide offices for the first time in a quarter-century - and make substantial gains in the GOP-dominated House of Delegates. According to the poll, the race for lieutenant governor is equally lopsided for the Democrat, while the Democratic candidate for attorney general is just three points ahead of the Republican - within the margin of error.

For LG, Ralph Northam leads corrupt extremist wackjob E.W. Jackson 52%-39%, while Mark Herring leads Mark "votes like Jackson and Cuccinelli talk" Obenshain 49%-46%. Clearly, according to this poll, this race is all coming down to the AG's race (and also how many seats Dems are able to pick up in the House of Delegates). Having just come from an enthusiastic rally of around 800 people in Herndon, at which the importance of GOTV ("get out the vote") was pounded into our heads, I urge everyone to remind your anti-"extreme team" friends, family, coworkers, etc. to make sure they vote in 8 days (November 5). Thanks, and go Dems!
lowkell :: Washington Post Poll: McAuliffe 51%-Cuccinelli 39%-Sarvis 8%
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How crazy is Ken Cuccinelli? (0.00 / 0)
Earlier today, his ideological soulmate Rand Paul mused at a rally with Cooch on eugenics - yes, eugenics (WTF?!?!?)...and the movie Gattaca. Cuckoo! Cuckoo!!

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Partial transcript of Paul's bizarre rant (0.00 / 0)
PAUL:  I remember watching the movie Gattaca and I was thinking it just happened a few years ago, but it came out awhile ago. But Gattaca, back in the 1990's when it came out, I remember thinking how awful it would be to have one's whole life mapped out and known in advance simply by analyzing one's own DNA. I remember thinking well at least that technology doesn't exist for the state to abuse. It's no longer true. In your lifetime, a bunch of your potential, or maybe lack thereof, will be known simply by swabbing the inside of your check. Imagine though a world in which disease and disability are eliminated. No meningitis. No down syndrome. No cleft palate. No cerebral palsy. Man is able to select his own genes. Each individual's biological future can be predicted by looking at their DNA. Who could argue against such a world? But hopefully somebody will stand and say wait a minute, not so fast. Didn't we try that? Didn't we learn what can happen when you let the state select for perfection? In the movie Gattaca, [scare-quotes] in the not too-distant future, eugenics is common and DNA plays the primary role in determining your social class.

[... more about the movie Gattaca...]

(3:28): And when you hear this dystopia, it's easy to say and to approach eugenics and to say how awful. We would never let that happen in our country. But will we have the strength of character to resist a world where eugenics is practiced voluntarily? Will we be sorry when we eliminate the disabled? Will be sorry we eliminate those that have premature deaths? Such as [inaudible]. Will we be sorry when we eliminate those with cerebral palsy? Such as Christy Brown. [sp?)]. Christy Brown's story is fascinating. He was born with profound cerebral palsy. He only had control of his left foot. It was uncertain whether he had anything else because he could not speak. The doctor's advised his parents to institutionalize him. His family was a big family loving family and they kept him around at home. His brothers and sisters carted him around the street in a wheelbarrow in their games.

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They always seem to (0.00 / 0)
resort to fiction (preferably the easy route, via films, rather than reading. Though some of them did read, in their teens -- Ayn Rand books), to bolster their talking points. God forbid they should dip their toes into reality... Me, whenever I see Rand Paul, I'm reminded of a (dead tree) bit of fiction, too -- Peter Pan.

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Video: Rachel Maddow says Rand Paul plagiarized eugenics speech at Cooch rally (0.00 / 0)

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I think Rand's got a bright future in movie reviewing... (0.00 / 0)
...and I hope he leaves politics to embark on it as soon as possible!

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Results might explain this evening's NRA robo-call (0.00 / 0)
No mention of Cooch at all.

Just urging vote for the GOP AG nominee.


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I too noted that the NRA robo-call only mentioned the AG slot. I am guessing that after the drubbing that NRA backed candidates took in the 2012 election they are only spending money where they think the candidate may stand a chance.

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In Final Days of Election, McAuliffe Campaign Announces Over 1.5 Million Doors Knocked (0.00 / 0)
From the McAuliffe campaign:
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's campaign announced that it crossed the 1.5 million doors knocked-mark, due to the extensive grassroots coalition it has built over the past year. The McAuliffe campaign has 12,000 volunteers signed up for its four-day Get Out The Vote effort starting November 2nd, and has registered more than 10,000 student voters. To carry out its extensive GOTV efforts during the final weeks of the election, the McAuliffe campaign raised more than $8 million during the reporting period from October 1-23 and entered the last two weeks of the election with over $1.6 million on hand.

"Virginians of both parties continue to turn to Terry's mainstream vision of growing the economy and creating jobs over Ken Cuccinelli's extreme Tea Party agenda and alliance with radical allies who drove the government shutdown," said McAuliffe spokesperson Rachel Thomas. "It is because of our extraordinary grassroots efforts and volunteers that we will work in the final days of the election to make sure mainstream Virginians' voices don't get drowned out by the extreme Tea Party."

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Bill Clinton, Mark Herring, McAuliffe family at end of rally in Herndon (0.00 / 0)

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DPVA Chair Charniele Herring at Rally in Herndon (0.00 / 0)

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Photo: Longtime VA Delegate Jim Dillard (R) speaks at McAuliffe rally (0.00 / 0)

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Photo: Crowd of around 800 at Herndon Middle School (0.00 / 0)
for rally with Terry McAuliffe, Mark Herring, Gerry Connolly, Bill Clinton, Sharon Bulova, Jim Dillard, etc.

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McAuliffe Statement on New Poll (0.00 / 0)
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe's campaign released the following statement on the Washington Post-Abt SRBI poll:

"While mainstream Virginians are overwhelmingly siding with Terry McAuliffe's focus on jobs and education, the Tea Party is still strong and will turn out for Cuccinelli on Election Day," said McAuliffe spokesperson Josh Schwerin. "We're working hard every day to ensure that voters understand the stakes in the election and have a plan to vote. We're confident that, on Election Day, mainstream Virginians from both parties backing Terry will overcome the narrow but fervent group of Tea Party activists backing Cuccinelli."

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Photo of crowd at Herndon rally (photo by McAuliffe campaign) (0.00 / 0)

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New Demographic (0.00 / 0)
The folks in this picture look like a snapshot of the electorate that the Cooch and others of his ilk are doing a fantastic job of alienating LOL. Go Dems !!!!!!

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Video: Gerry Connolly speaks in Herndon (0.00 / 0)

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