"Congressional District today, 09/28/10, Republican State Senator Robert Hurt defeats incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello 58% to 35%, according to this latest exclusive WDBJ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA.
Compared to identical SurveyUSA polls released 4 weeks ago and 10 weeks ago, the contest is unchanged. In 3 SurveyUSA polls, Perriello has received 35%, Hurt has received 58% or 61%. Early voting began 11 days ago, on September 17; among the 7% of voters who have already cast ballots, the race may be tighter, with Hurt 14 points atop Perriello.
Perriello, who defeated 6-term Republican Virgil Goode by 727 votes in 2008, today is above 50% only among blacks, Democrats, liberals, those with unfavorable opinions of the Tea Party movement, pro-choice voters, and those who do not own guns -- none of which are majority groups among likely voters in Virginia's 5th district. Two polls released in September by Democratic pollsters show the Democrat Perriello trailing the Republican Hurt by a smaller margin than SurveyUSA shows here."
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Latest Poll Shows Perriello in Serious Trouble
The latest SurveyUSA poll provides more evidence that Democrat incumbent Tom Perriello may be cruising for defeat: