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GOP’s Hurt Leads Democrat Incumbent Perriello... 61 to 35!


Holy…. smokes.

A new poll in the [Virginia] 5th District Congressional race continues to show a commanding lead for Republican challenger Robert Hurt.

Compared to an identical survey six weeks ago, Hurt has increased his lead over Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello by three points.

If the election were held Thursday, the News7 SurveyUSA poll indicates that Hurt would defeat Perriello 61 percent to 35 percent.

The poll gives Independent Jeff Clark two percent of the vote.

Asked of 581 Likely Voters, Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

What’s amazing is that Hurt led the last poll, 58 percent to 35 percent… and he’s building on that lead.

Tags: Robert Hurt , Tom Perriello


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