A new poll released by the Republican-leaning pollster Rassmussen Reports gives Creigh Deeds a six point lead over his Republican opponent Bob McDonnell. 47% of the electorate would cast their vote for Deeds, while only 41% of voters would vote for McDonnell. In the survey, Democrats are now more unified over Republicans. 89% of Democrats now support Deeds. Only 78% of Republicans are behind their nomminee. The survey asked several questions on who voters thought would better handle certain issues. Voters trusted McDonnell on taxes and controlling spending, but voters trusted Deeds to fix the longstanding transportation problems. The survey also showed that Governor Kaine still has very high approval numbers. 62% of voters approve of the governor's job performance, while 52% of Virginians aproove of President Obama's performance.
Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
June 10, 2009
Robert McDonnell (R)
Creigh Deeds (D)
Some Other Candidate