Behind the Numbers: Virginia


Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Virginia poll: Key voting groups

Polling in Virginia shows President Obama holding together key parts of his 2008 coalition. Mitt Romney has some ground to cover to match or exceed John McCain’s 2008 performance.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  05:38 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, 2012 polls

Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Romney wards off Paul in Virginia despite independent surge

Independents in Virginia picked Ron Paul by a 2 to 1 margin, but Mitt Romney dominated among Republicans.

By Jon Cohen, Peyton M. Craighill, Scott Clement and Kristina Meacham  |  11:54 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Exit polls, GOP nomination, Republican Party, Voting, Virginia

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Pollwatcher: Obama’s troubles on the economy, jobs and in California; new Virginia poll

A summary of daily polling.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, Virginia, Congress

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Poll watchers: Afghan pullout popular, gay marriage in Va., and GOP unenthusiastic about current candidates

Public support for Afghanistan pullout – More than 7 in 10 Americans favor Obama’s plan to remove roughly 30,000 troops by the end of next summer.

By Peyton Craighill and Scott Clement  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Afghanistan, Virginia

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Washington Post Virginia poll: gay marriage vs. gay adoption

By a 20 point margin, Virginia adults think it should be legal for gay and lesbian couples to adopt a child in the state. But they are much more closely divided on the question of gay marriage.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Virginia poll: Obama’s fortunes improve post OBL, but economy still lingers as issue

President Obama gained an immediate boost in his job ratings in a new Washington Post Virginia poll after the killing of Osama bin Laden, but people remain concered about the economy.

By Peyton M. Craighill  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Barack Obama, Presidential Approval

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/09/2009

On eve of execution, Virginians broadly support penalty

With John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the 2002 D.C. sniper attacks, scheduled to be executed tomorrow, Virginia voters are broadly in favor of the death penalty for those convicted of murder, according to new data from a Washington Post poll.

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/29/2009

Scrambling regional patterns in Virginia

Both candidates in this year's Virginia gubernatorial campaign made claims of transformational regional appeal that would defy the state's typical partisan leanings - Republican Robert F. McDonnell touting his Northern Virginia roots and Democrat R. Creigh Deeds dubbing the rural west "Deeds Country." A look at the regional breaks in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/27/2009

The Obama factor: Virginia edition

Virginia Democrats hope President Obama's campaign stop today in Norfolk will boost Democratic gubernatorial candidate R. Creigh Deeds' standing and improve turnout in the final days of the campaign, but most in a new Washington Post poll say the president will not affect their vote next Tuesday. Seven in 10...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/01/2009

Virginia Governor: Will the Thesis Move the Middle?

Revelations about Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell's graduate school thesis sparked a sharp debate between the two campaigns, as the candidates strive to sway an electorate yet to tune into their upcoming ballot-box choice according to the most recent Washington Post poll. McDonnell held a lead over his Democratic...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/01/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia