The Washington Times - September 18, 2009, 11:52AM

Polls conducted for the Virginia gubernatorial election between Creigh Deeds (D) and Bob McDonnell (R) before yesterday’s debate vary  widely, but it appears this race may be getting tighter.  Virginia bloggers comment on the latest polls and yesterday’s debate:

Below The Beltway:
“…it became fairly clear early on that the race has entered a much more combative phase.”

Bearing Drift
“…today was not a good day for the Deeds campaign. With two polls allegedly showing ‘tightening’ of the race, the debate with Bob McDonnell today was supposed to be a momentum changer, solidifying the drive towards an upset in November. Today’s end result? FAIL.”


“McDonnell’s college thesis from an evangelical university continues to haunt him as he reminded voters of his 3 working daughters and strong wife.”

“Because it’s hard to understand otherwise how Creigh Deeds could make so many seemingly contradictory and incoherent statements as he does here.

Quote of the Day:
“What’s your favorite Virginia roller coaster?
Is it Busch Garden’s Loch Ness Monster?
Is it Kings Dominion’s Rebel Yell?
Is it gubernatorial polls? Two-point Rasmussen lead and seven-point Daily Kos lead for Bob McDonnell in polls released on back-to-back days.”


-Mike at Fishersville Mike