Good(e) News For Obama In Virginia
President Obama has a solid lead in Virginia over Governor Romney. So he may not need help from the right wing, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t ready to pitch in.
Further complicating Romney’s efforts in Virginia could be former Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va.), who may be added to the Virginia ballot as the Constitution Party nominee for president. The conservative lawmaker enjoys high name recognition in the state, and pulls nine percent of the vote if included among the choices for president, increasing Obama’s lead to 14 points over Romney.
“It’s highly unlikely Goode would get 9 percent in the end but he certainly could make a difference if Virginia ended up being more like a 1-2 pt race,” said [PPP polling director Tom] Jensen. “Goode staying off the ballot may be vital to Romney’s prospects there.”
It is very hard to construct an electoral path to victory for Romney without Virginia.