Public Policy Polling brings out its Virginia Senate numbers Wednesday.
Kaine up by one.
In an electorate with a seven-point Democratic advantage.
That's nothing to celebrate.
And yet I enjoy Blue Virginia's comment on this. My main takeaways from this poll? First, it's yet another one showing
out-performing Tim Kaine vis-a-vis their opponents, Willard and Felix. Which
raises the question, why is supposed political "genius" Karl Rove running ads
tying Tim Kaine to the relatively popular Barack Obama? Is this actually
a bizarre attempt by Karl Rove to help Tim Kaine? What am I missing here?
What's he missing?
Maybe Obama's not as popular as he thinks.
If they'd check the internals of the polls, Democrats might be running scared.
It's nice to lead a poll in May. The one that matters comes in November.
Public Policy Polling has another lousy poll out. Obama up eight.
Democrats up seven.
Get real, guys.
Blue Virginia thinks it's good news for Obama that the voters polled break only 47-43 for Obama when he won by seven points in 2008.
Maybe 10 percent are embarassed to say they voted for Obama. Or didn't vote at all.
Get closer to the 2009 Virginia electorate - basically evenly split between the parties - and we'll consider your poll worth something.
Until then, you're just dreaming if you think Obama has any kind of lead in Virginia. Now or in November.