Public Opinion Strategies completed a survey in the Fifth Congressional District of Virginia one day after President Barack Obama held a rally for embattled Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello. As the attached release shows, the President’s political rally failed to boost Perriello’s standing.
Perriello is trailing Robert Hurt by a 45%-42% margin, with 6% for the third party candidate. Incumbents polling below 50% are in trouble, and those at 45% or below lose. The President’s rally did nothing to boost Democratic interest in the election — Hurt leads 50%-39% among high interest voters (those who rate their interest as an 8-10 on a scale of 1-10).