Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances

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    Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances

    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell saw his chances of being chosen as Mitt Romney’s running mate get a massive boost on Wednesday with a poll that showed just how popular he is in his home state.

    The Old Dominion is seen as one of the key swing states in November’s presidential election and the governor’s figures could help Romney win the state.

    The Quinnipiac University poll showed McDonnell has 52 percent approval rating for his job in the state. Just 29 percent disapprove of him.

    The poll results could not have come at a better time for McDonnell, who is due to join Romney on a bus tour this week. He is considered in the second tier of possible running mates, behind Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan
     
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    nbc12.com:
    "McDonnell continues to be a go-to surrogate and this poll could provide more proof that he would be a quality running mate for Romney.

    Among Virginia independent voters, Quinnipiac found that McDonnell enjoys a 36 point net positive approval rating.  Female voters in Virginia, which is considered to be a weakness for the governor, approve of him 8 points more than then even President Obama.

    And the poll revealed that 44% of republicans are more excited to vote than in 2008, while only 33% of democrats are looking forward to getting to the polls.

    An analysis of McDonnell's poll numbers by the respected New York Times pollster Nate Silver revealed that McDonnell has the second best chance of any V.P. prospect to improve Romney's chances of winning.

    But despite these interesting tid-bits few people rank McDonnell in the top tier of potential Romney running mates. In fact NBC's politics division declared the race is between three people and McDonnell is not one of them. Instead they say the race is between Ohio Senator Rob Portman, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan all made the list.

     
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    In Response to Re: Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances:
    [QUOTE]As long as he can't see Canada from land in Virginia....
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    One can see the White House from Virginia, that is a fact.
     
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    In Response to Re: Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances:
    [QUOTE]As long as he can't see Canada from land in Virginia....
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]

    One can see the White House from Virginia, that is a fact...
     
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    Re: Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances

    2 opinion pieces today urging Romney to select Paul Ryan


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443404004577577190186374230.html

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/its-romney-ryan-plan-why-not-romney-ryan-ticket_649616.html?page=1
     
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    Re: Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances

    How long before someone refers to them as Ronald McDonald...?

    Or Mc & Cheez.
     
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    Re: Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances

    In Response to Re: Poll Gives Boost to McDonnell’s VP Chances:
    [QUOTE]2 opinion pieces today urging Romney to select Paul Ryan http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443404004577577190186374230.html http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/its-romney-ryan-plan-why-not-romney-ryan-ticket_649616.html?page=1
    Posted by UserName99[/QUOTE]
    Ryan would be a great choice also...would force the Dems to talk some more about their great plans to trim the massive deficit...oops, they dont have any, other than lame lying class warfare "make millionaires pay their fair share"
    But Ryan is part of the reviled Congress...and is a brilliant theoretician and a legislator, but not an executive.
    McDonnell as Governor , an outsider to Washington, actually made the hard executive choices, balanced the budget, trimmed spending.. a conservative success story, and he can sell it with credibility.  
     

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