A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how conservatives have no idea why Cuccinelli is losing the Virginia governor’s race. Now I just think they’re in denial:
But while we’re cherry picking data, I’d like to draw your attention to another question from that poll. First, the survey asked, “Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job of handling issues of special concern to women
– McAuliffe or Cuccinelli?” Fifty-seven percent said McAuliffe, and only 30 percent said Cuccinelli. That’s a 27-point difference. Among men, the difference was 50 to 35 percent for McAuliffe; among women, it was 64 to 26 percent. So there’s a 38-point gap among likely women voters on which candidate would do better with women’s issues.
They asked the same question about who would be better at handling abortion
in a split-sampled question. Overall, the numbers are 52 percent to 35 percent in favor of McAuliffe. But among men, it’s close – 45 to 40 percent for McAuliffe. Among women? Fifty-nine percent say McAuliffe would do a better job. Only 31 percent say Cuccinelli would.
No wonder the McAuliffe campaign is running all those ads about abortion clinics!