Yesterday, Not Larry Sabato announced the results of an online poll asking “If the election for Governor of Virginia were tomorrow, who would you vote for?” The blogosphere had a couple days to vote and the results showed Bob McDonnell as the favorite frontrunner in the 2009 battle for the Governor’s Mansion.
General McDonnell won overwhelmingly on a democrat blog!! This is
impressive. Over 900 people voted in what really was the first poll for
I know that it isn’t a scientific poll, but this does show
a couple things. First, McDonnell has an impressive reservoir of
support among Virginia’s leading political activists. For those of us
who frequent the blogosphere we see Bob McDonnell visiting often, doing
live blogs, interviews, and podcasts. He continues his outreach to the
blogs and the media, he has strong connections in NOVA and Tidewater
Virginia, and he is doing great things for Virginia. Most importantly,
the poll shows that political insiders recognize McDonnell is the
frontrunner for 2009.