Quinnipiac University Poll, the first poll of this year’s Virginia Senate race, shows Senator Tim Kaine leading challenger Corey Stewart 54% to 36%. Kaine’s lead with women is 61% to 28%. With men, Kaine leads by only 1%, 46 to 45. From Quinnipiac poll,
Virginia voters approve 55 – 36 percent of the job Kaine is doing and give him a 51 – 33 percent favorability rating. Stewart gets a divided 28 – 30 percent favorability, with 39 percent who don’t know enough about him to form an opinion of him.
The economy is the most important issue in deciding how they will vote for U.S. Senator, 26 percent of Virginia voters say, as 21 percent list immigration, with 19 percent citing health care and 14 percent listing gun policy.
“U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is in very strong shape for reelection in Virginia, especially among women,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.
“Virginia, which was once a solidly red state, has made the full transition to a blue bastion. Voters in the Old Dominion are happy with the way things are going in their state and they give their statewide Democratic office-holders good approval ratings.”
“The office-holder they don’t like is President Donald Trump, whose job approval is strongly negative. Voters see candidates who embrace him negatively,” Brown added.
Only 32 percent of Virginia voters have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, while 59 percent have an unfavorable opinion.
The Democratic Party gets a divided 46 – 45 percent favorability rating.
This doesn’t look good for our team but November is a long way away.