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Mon May 22, 2017, 01:14 PM

Poll: Democrats have edge over Republican front-runner in Va. governors race[BIG edge over repubs!]

RICHMOND ó Widespread opposition to President Trump and his policies has heightened the challenge for Republicans hoping to retake the Virginia governorís mansion this year, with GOP front-runner Ed Gillespie trailing both Democratic contenders by double digits in a new Washington Post-Schar School poll.

The Virginia governorís race offers a significant test of how much Trumpís sagging job approval ratings could hurt Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections and gauges whether anti-Trump activism will benefit Democrats. Although the general election isnít until November, the poll suggests a hostile environment for Republicans.....
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/virginia-politics/poll-democrats-have-edge-over-republican-front-runner-in-va-governors-race/2017/05/21/bfa0c3a4-3c26-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

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Mon May 22, 2017, 01:17 PM

1. And VA hasn't enacted voter suppression like NC and Repub controlled states

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Mon May 22, 2017, 01:25 PM

2. 1) Northam has been running ads calling Trump

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A "narcissistic maniac"; he's a physician and has the support of most of the Dem. establishment.

2) I think the Dems have been helped by the stronger than expected performance by Gov. McAuliffe. Kaine and Warner were also viewed favorably whereas McDonnell left in disgrace over ethics concerns and other factors. The state overall has been in better than average shape economically, and urban areas are growing while rural areas are declining in population, generally. For the less engaged voter, they may simply conclude that there is no need to change from the status quo Dem. policies.

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