Lowell Feld is despondent, but relays the “good parts” from a Clarus Press Release.
According to Clarus, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell has an 8-point lead over Democratic opponent Creigh Deeds, 49-41 percent with 10 percent undecided.
“So far in the general election, Deeds has failed to gain sustained momentum,” said Ron Faucheux, president of Clarus. “Over the past five weeks, McDonnell has expanded his lead as he’s weathered attacks on his record as a social conservative.”
“Since our last poll in mid-September, McDonnell has gained 7 points and Deeds has gained 4 points,” said Faucheux. “While anything can happen between now and Election Day, the fundamentals favor McDonnell.”
“Compared to five weeks ago, Deeds has increased his support in Northern Virginia and in the Southeast/Central part of the state. But larger gains by McDonnell more than offset those by Deeds. McDonnell’s major gains came from independents statewide and voters in the Southwest/Western region,” added Faucheux.
Public Policy Polling, the Democratic Polling firm, is out with their numbers today too.
Yesterday, CNU released a poll that said McDonnell is up 14.