FHQ is going to go with a Twitter-like, quickie post of the events of the day in both Virginia and New Jersey.
If the worst thing that can be said about your campaign is that complacency may set in, you're in pretty good shape. --Giuliani on McDonnell
That pretty much sums it up in Virginia. The day after Obama rallied with Deeds, the talk from the Republicans concerned complacency. Ouch!
|2009 Virginia Gubernatorial Race Polling|
|Poll||Date||Margin of Error||Sample||Deeds||McDonnell||Undecided|
|Rasmussen||Oct. 27, 2009||+/- 3%||1000 likely voters||41||54||4|
|Virginia Commonwealth [pdf]||Oct. 21-25, 2009||+/- 4.9%||625 likely voters||33||51||15|
VCU's poll is its first in the race. The undecideds are higher than would be expected, but McDonnell's total seems about right.
That 33% for Deeds is off, but it wasn't the most recent poll and didn't affect the averages that much.
This Rasmussen poll is akin to the PPP survey a day ago. This one's gone from "feeling" like a 52-45 race recently to a 55-44 race now.
FHQ's averages didn't shift that much. McDonnell held steady and Deeds shifted downward slightly. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
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