Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Monday, October 24, 2005

New Governor Poll

Rasmussen has a new poll out today showing Kilgore leading 48-46 and Potts drawing 2%. This is up from 46-44 in the last poll.
I consider Rasmussen to be the most reputable polling firm and so it looks like a tight race with us having the advantage, which is what we have known all along.
As some people have commented on past posts, this is not necessarily good for us. Kaine will gain lots of "undecideds" at the end b/c of Warner. People will have the opinion that Warner is doing a good job so theres no reason to change. Lets hope this doesn't occur, but I fear it will. Hopefully, all those people will be GOPs who decide to vote for their man, not the status quo; but I don't think it will.


  • At 10/25/2005 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have to respectfully disagree that Kaine will get a lot of undecideds at the end because of Warner. Kaine's whole message has been that if you liked Warner, you'll like Kain. Warner was in many of his ads and mentioned in every speech. Everyone knows that the two are linked. If somebody is going to support Kaine b/c of his links to Warner, they would not be undecided this close to E-day.

  • At 10/25/2005 8:23 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    I hope you're right anon, but my feeling is that undecideds will break for the status quo if they can't pick by now.
    One bright spot in all this is the Bolling and McDonnell leads in their races.
    I can't imagine a situation where the gov of one party wins and the bottom 2 races are the other, but who knows.
    If McDonnell can drive turnout sky high in VA Beach, we should be in good shape.


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