Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2012 Presidential Elections - #3855 - Romney Has Some Work to do in Virginia - American Thinker

I voted for Virgil Goode in the past, and I am extremely disappointed he has chosen to run under The Constitution Party banner. We are working very hard in Virginia to make sure Obama is defeated, this doesn't help, and may be the reason we lose Virginia again in the GOP column:
Virginia and North Carolina - two states won by Barack Obama in 2008 that will loom large in 2012. If Romney can reclaim those traditional GOP states, Obama will be in trouble. At the moment, however, Romney trails by a significant margin. PPP: Barack Obama continues to look like the favorite to win Virginia this fall. He has a 51-43 lead over Mitt Romney in the state. We have consistently found Obama leading in Virginia by margins similar to his 6 point victory there in 2008- he led Romney by 6 in December, 4 in July, 11 in May (right after the killing of Osama bin Laden), and 6 last March. Adding Bob McDonnell to the ticket wouldn't do much to help Romney's prospects in Virginia. The spread remains exactly the same at 51/43 with him in the mix. McDonnell has solid approval numbers with a 46/36 spread, but isn't overwhelmingly popular. Another interesting angle in Virginia is the candidacy of former Congressman Virgil Goode as the Constitution Party candidate for President. We find him polling at 5% in a three way contest with Obama's lead over Romney expanding to 12 points at 50-38. It seems unlikely Goode would ultimately get 5% but anything he gets could help flip the state to Obama given how small Romney's margin for error there is. Goode gets 10% from those describing themselves as 'very conservative,' suggesting that Romney does still have some work to do with the far right.  Read more........

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