Another set of poll numbers on the Senate race is out — from Roanoke College — and the news is largely what we’ve heard before:
Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner holds a comfortable 19-point lead over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie (46%-27%), according to the Roanoke College Poll. Libertarian Robert Sarvis polled at 5 percent
Roanoke College sees this gap as a positive for Mr. Gillespie. Well, sort of:
“Gillespie’s numbers are finally beginning to move, but at a very slow pace. Meanwhile his attacks on Warner appear to be ineffective,” said Dr. Harry Wilson, director of the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research. “While Warner may not be quite at the ‘magical’ 50 percent in the vote question, his favorable rating is well above that mark. Voters tend to see him as a bipartisan problem-solver who does what is best for Virginia. This is clearly his election to lose.”
Yes it is.
The full results can be seen here.