Some more good news today out of Virginia courtesy of Roanoke College’s latest poll:
Democrat incumbent Senator Tim Kaine holds a 17-point (51%-34%) lead over Republican challenger Corey Stewart, according to The Roanoke College Poll. Libertarian Matt Waters garners the support of 4 percent of likely voters. The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research interviewed 512 likely voters in Virginia between August 12 and August 19 and has a margin of error of +4.3 percent.
A plurality of voters (25%) see economic issues as most important in the Senate election, followed by health care (11%), education (6%), immigration (6%), honesty/character (6%), and stopping Donald Trump (5%).
Half of likely voters (50%) have a favorable view of Kaine (33% unfavorable), while a plurality (43%) still does not know enough about Stewart to have an opinion. Those who do are split evenly, with 23 percent having a favorable view of Stewart and 23 percent having an unfavorable view.
A plurality of likely voters (46%) think that Kaine's positions are about right for Virginia, while just over one-third (35%) think they are too liberal. Voters are slightly more likely to think Stewart's views are too extreme for Virginia (27%) than to think they are about right (24%), but a plurality (42%) are unsure.
Let’s keep up the momentum and help Kaine and his fellow Virginia Democrats ride the Blue Wave to victory. Click below to donate and get involved with Kaine and his fellow Virginia Democrats’ campaigns: