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Friday, September 16, 2005

VA-Gov: Kaine Closing the Gap

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Beginning to peak at just the right time?

Rasmussen - 500 Likely Voters - MoE +/- 4.5% - 39% of survey respondents were Republican, 35% Democrat, and 26% unaffiliated.

Tim Kaine (D): 40%
Jerry Kilgore (R): 43%
Russell Potts (I): 5%
Other: 2%

Big Mo' for Kaine who has trailed from the jump. The poll also found that the economy, health care, and education are the most important issues for voters in Virgina; this also bodes well for Kaine, as the issue of "taxes" falls into fourth position on the list. It would be great to steal this one along with NJ-Gov and Reform Ohio Now's Issues 2-5 this November (which is probably the most important election in 2005).

Posted at 07:34 AM in Virginia | Technorati


I have been seeing the ads for this race and Kaine's ads are much better than Kilgore's. Kaine focuses on education and shows the education budget as a cake... and with each pronouncement of a Kilgore promise, a piece of the cake is cut away... very effective.

Posted by: Ian in DC [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 16, 2005 09:25 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Thank you for your coverage of the Reform Ohio Now campaign. I think your right it just may be one fo the most important elections of '06, but one that old guard partisans often are uncomfortable with. The way I see it, we have four years (until the next census) to spread the non-partisan redistricting model.

Posted by: mcittone [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 16, 2005 10:45 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I definitely agree with Tim. As important as the governor's races in NJ and VA are, I think RON will be even more important, both because of what it will do in Ohio, and because, if successful, it can serve as a model for other states.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 16, 2005 06:57 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment