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New Post poll coming today

Rosalind Helderman

With just a little more than a week to go until Election Day, the Post will release the results of its final poll in the Virginia governor's race later today.

Among other key findings, the poll will reveal whether perceptions about President Obama are a factor among likely voters, whether Creigh Deeds has managed to convince core Democrats to vote and whether it appears that Republican Bob McDonnell's arguments on taxes have been effective.

And, of course, the poll will tell us who's ahead and by how much.

Check it all out later today.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  October 26, 2009; 9:58 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Polls , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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Let me guess, WPO endorses on Sunday - and last polls showed 19pts, 14pts, and 11pts for McDonnell... WPO will show closing to 6pts. Prediction...Obama to help Deeds close in last few days....LOL!

Posted by: espnfan | October 26, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Obama can't deliver a 6% bounce, He simply isn't popular enough, 2% would be a best case scenario.

Posted by: PWConservative | October 26, 2009 1:13 PM | Report abuse

When are you going to release the poll results???? Inquiring minds want to know

Posted by: notjoeabbey | October 26, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Is there some reason why the Post is holding back on the poll? The results were not what you had hoped? Desperately trying to find the right spin? Just my guess.............

Posted by: SueB1 | October 26, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

notjoeabbey, SueB1, we're taking time to analyze and write about the results. We'll post the article and full data soon.

Christopher Dean Hopkins
Deputy Editor, Local Politics and Government

Posted by: Christopher Dean Hopkins | October 26, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

That bad for your candidate Deeds, huh?

Posted by: JTR555 | October 26, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

No, it's obvious that the Washington Post is manipulating the date to increase the support of Deeds just before Obama campaigns.

Posted by: LdSentinal | October 26, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it's now painfully obvious that is happening here. Obama is on the verge of arrival and the Washington Post and their editors are manipulating the poll data to increase the support of Deeds.

The manipulated poll data coupled with the arrival of Obama is supposed to galavanize the Democratic base. Why release the poll data tonight when the Post does it eather on a Friiday or a Sunday?

This type of partisan journalism is a major reason why your circulation numbers tanked according to numbers released today.

Posted by: LdSentinal | October 26, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why all of you are so eager to see the results if you're convinced that they're going to be faked/manipulated/spun? Why waste your time here when you could go read some fake news on some blog right now?

Posted by: rkmille | October 26, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

****Why waste your time here when you could go read some fake news on some blog right now?****

Why? We love reading the fakery of Christopher Dean Hopkins as he describes the Post as a moderate newspaper when it endorses 25 Democrats out of 29 races.

And it's good to inform the readers they're reading manipulative results.

Posted by: LdSentinal | October 26, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

The journalism of The Post is not "moderate," it's apolitical. The separate editorial board is what it is.

Hope you enjoyed the poll. If you missed it, here's the data: And here's our analysis:

You're welcome to post your own.

Posted by: Christopher Dean Hopkins | October 27, 2009 10:40 AM | Report abuse

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