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To: Friends of Bill BollingFrom: John McLaughlinRe: Virginia Survey
Executive SummaryDate: February 26, 2013Summary:
This survey of likely voters illustrates the majority of Virginians would beopen to voting for an Independent candidate running for Governor. The numberssuggest a lack of enthusiasm for the two main party candidates. The survey results showBill Bolling would have a voter base that he can grow as an Independent candidate. Withthe right amount of resources, Bill Bolling has an opportunity to be a serious contenderas an Independent candidate.
Two-thirds of Virginians would consider voting for an Independent candidaterunning for Governor. The opportunity for Bill Bolling to attract votes as anIndependent candidate is evident among all key geographic and demographicvoter groups.
If there was an Independent candidate running for Governor,would you consider voting for that candidate?
YES YESTOTAL 67%
White 69%D.C. Market 64% African-American 59%Norfolk Market 69% Hispanic 67%Richmond Market 67% Men 64%West Markets 69% Women 69%Republican 62%Democrat 58%Independent 81%
Bill Bolling has the strongest opinion rating. He has the highest favorables (44%)and lowest unfavorables (11
%). Ken Cuccinelli’s negatives make him a morepolarizing candidate (41% favorable to 27% unfavorable). Terry McAuliffe’s
opinion rating is nearly split (25% favorable to 22% unfavorable).
Without running a campaign or even making an announcement, Bill Bolling hasvoter support that he can grow as an Independent candidate. In a 3-way race,Terry McAuliffe (38%) and Ken Cuccinelli (37%) are under 40%. Bill Bolling startswith 15% and 10% are undecided. Two-thirds (66%) of the undecided voters areIndependents.
By far, Bill Bolling is the second choice among the three candidates. Half (50%)says Bill Bolling would be their second choice (Cuccinelli 11% and McAuliffe 8%).These results indicate Bill Bolling has an opportunity to draw votes away fromKen Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe if he has the resources to run an effective