Wednesday, February 4, 2009

75% undecided for LG in Virginia

Jody Wagner 13
Rich Savage 4
Michael Signer 3
Pat Edmonson 3
Jon Bowerbank 2

75% of likely Democratic primary voters in Virginia are undecided about who the party's nominee for Lieutenant Governor should be, although a majority of those who do have an early preference are supporting former Secretary of Finance Jody Wagner.

There really isn't much to make of polling numbers showing this level of undecideds, but it is interesting to note that Wagner is leading in all but one section of the state, so her early edge isn't due solely to good standing in her home region or anything along those lines.

When we conducted regular polling of the Democratic primary for LG in North Carolina last year with a similarly crowded field we found at least 60% of likely voters undecided until about two or three weeks before the primary, when the two candidates who had enough funds to run television ads started to separate themselves from the pack. I would imagine this race will run a similar course.

On another Virginia politics issue, 80% of Virginia Democrats approve of Tim Kaine's double duty as Governor and chair of the DNC, with only 8% objecting to it. Republicans and independents who identify themselves as likely Democratic primary voters are less supportive.

Full results here.

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