VA-05: Goode CRUSHING Perriello by 34 points
Survey USA, conducted 8/10-12:
Virgil Goode (R): 64%
Tom Perriello (D): 30%
VA-05 is a perfect example of where liberal activism meets reality. Democrats are high on Perriello’s chances for two reasons: 1) Perriello has done an admittedly great job fundraising, and 2) Democrats hate Virgil Goode. Unfortunately for Dems, that doesn’t actually make Virgil Goode vulnerable. Nor do multiple articles on various blogsÂ proclaiming this to be anÂ “emerging race”, which then link to each other creating the impression of a buzz,Â which some foolishly equate with in-district strength.Â Here’s a quick lesson for sites like Raising Kaine, Swing State Project, and the organizations like the DCCC: Wishing doesn’t make it so.