VA-5: Perreillo down 26 points
Back in July, Doug Mataconis posted a poll in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District showing Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello, one of the most vulnerable members of the House, losing to Robert Hurt, the GOP challenger, by 23 points.
The latest poll out of the district is even worse for Perriello as he now trails Hurt by 26 points heading to the Labor Day weekend:
A new poll in the 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.
Only 2% of voters in the district are undecided and, according to the crosstabs, Hurt enjoys the support of 66% of independent voters.
Perriello is done.