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* Trends and Charts *

Governor's Job Performance
Bob McDonnell, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Jim Gilmore, and George Allen


State Financial Management
2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010

Commonwealth Vote Analysis -- July 22, 2009
"Gubernatorial Prospects in Virginia:  Northern Virginia Voters
Trending Blue Since 2004, but More Varied Patterns Elsewhere in the State
"


Appendix of Virginia Region Classifications - 2004 to 2008



* Polls by Date *


January 20, 2014
Commonwealth Poll Finds Majority of Virginians Think
Better Mental Health Services Would Help Prevent Gun Violence
and Are Willing to Pay for It



November 25, 2013
VCU Commonwealth Poll finds Virginians mostly positive
about their personal finances, think Virginia’s economy
will stay about the same



January 29, 2013

Commonwealth Poll Finds Majority of Virginians Feel that
Campus Safety Affects Their College Selection Decision
But Think that Institutions Will Not Be Able to Prevent Crime



July 22, 2010

VCU Poll Finds Mixed Opinions of McDonnell Job Performance,
Tea Party Movement



October 28, 2009

"VCU Poll Shows McDonnell with Strong Lead Over Deeds,
Perceptions of Candidate Ideology Differ by Vote
"



January 15, 2009
"VCU Poll finds Democratic Party Advantage on
Handling Education, Budget, Transportation
"



October 27, 2008

"
Obama Leads Over McCain, Warner Strong Lead Over Gilmore
Among Virginia Voters
"


May 27, 2008

"
Mark Warner is Better Known and Has a More Favorable Image than Jim Gilmore"


May 20, 2008
"
McCain Leads Over Obama, Clinton Among Virginia Voters"



April 28, 2006

"Virginians Believe Higher Gasoline Prices Here to Stay
(but disagree whether prices are changing their driving habits)
"



April 8 - 14, 2006

"Kaine's Job Performance Rating 56 Percent; Virginians View State's
Financial Management Favorably
"



August 24 - September 2, 2004

"
Warner's Job Performance Rating Improves Among
Independents, Republicans
"


March 31 - April 7, 2004
"
Virginians Divided Over Need for More State Revenue:
Plurality Says More Needed
"



October 3 - 11, 2002

"
Consumer Sentiment in Virginia: More Negative than Positive
but Little Change Since December"



July 8 - 16, 2002

"
Virginians Net Positive About Governor's Job Performance"


Nov. 30 - Dec. 6, 2001
"
Assessing the Impact of Terrorism on Virginians"

"
Virginians Put Education at Top of Wish-List"

"
Virginians Are Feeling Pessimistic About the Economy"


February 18 - 28, 2001

Consumer Confidence Mixed in Virginia

VCU Poll Finds Most Virginians Have Computer & Internet Access



October 18 - 24, 2000

"Allen Pulls Ahead in the U.S. Senate Race While Bush Takes a Strong Lead in Virginia"


May 1 - 9, 2000

Robb-Allen in a Tight Race for Senate Seat
 

Bush Leads Over Gore in Virginia
 

The Commonwealth Internet Poll




* Polls by Subject *

Economy and Consumer Confidence:

"VCU Commonwealth Poll finds Virginians mostly positive
about their personal finances, think Virginia’s economy
will stay about the same
," Nov. 2013


"Virginians Believe Higher Gasoline Prices Here to Stay
(but disagree whether prices are changing their driving habits)
," April 2006

"Consumer Sentiment in Virginia: More Negative than Positive
but Little Change Since December
," Oct. 2002


"
Virginians Are Feeling Pessimistic About the Economy," Dec. 2001

Consumer Confidence Mixed in Virginia,” Feb. 2001




Education and Schools:

"Commonwealth Poll Finds Majority of Virginians Feel that
Campus Safety Affects Their College Selection Decision
But Think that Institutions Will Not Be Able to Prevent Crime
," January 2013.


Click 
HERE  for information about the
"Commonwealth Education Poll"




Genetic Testing:

"VCU Survey of Virginians Finds Clear Support for Genetic Testing
Amidst Concerns Over Keeping Results Private
," May 2004.



Governor and State Government:

"VCU Poll Finds Mixed Opinions of McDonnell Job Performance,
Tea Party Movement
," July 22, 2010

"VCU Poll Shows McDonnell with Strong Lead Over Deeds,
Perceptions of Candidate Ideology Differ by Vote
," October 28, 2009

"
VCU Poll finds Democratic Party Advantage on
Handling Education, Budget, Transportation
," January 15, 2009

"Obama Leads Over McCain, Warner Strong Lead Over Gilmore
Among Virginia Voters
," October 27, 2008

"
Mark Warner is Better Known and
Has a More Favorable Image than Jim Gilmore
," May 27, 2008

"Kaine's Job Performance Rating 56 Percent; Virginians View State's
Financial Management Favorably
,"April 21, 2006

"
Warner's Job Performance Rating Improves Among
Independents, Republicans
," September 2004

"
Virginians Divided Over Need for More State Revenue:
Plurality Says More Needed
," April 2004

"
Virginians Net Positive About Governor's Job Performance," July 2002

"
Assessing the Impact of Terrorism on Virginians," December 2001

"
Virginians Put Education at Top of Wish-List
," December 2001



Healthcare:

"Commonwealth Poll Finds Majority of Virginians Think
Better Mental Health Services Would Help Prevent Gun Violence
and Are Willing to Pay for It
," January 2014



Internet Usage:

"VCU Poll Finds Most Virginians Have Computer & Internet Access," February 2001

The Commonwealth Internet Poll
,  May 2000 



Presidential Elections:

"Obama Leads Over McCain, Warner Strong Lead Over Gilmore
Among Virginia Voters
," October 27, 2008

"
McCain Leads Over Obama, Clinton Among Virginia Voters
,"  May 2008

"
Allen Pulls Ahead in the U.S. Senate Race While Bush Takes a Strong Lead in Virginia," October 2000

"
Bush Leads Over Gore in Virginia," May 2000



U.S. Senate Election:

"Obama Leads Over McCain, Warner Strong Lead Over Gilmore
Among Virginia Voters
," October 27, 2008

"
Mark Warner is Better Known and Has a More Favorable Image than Jim Gilmore
," May 2008

"
Allen Pulls Ahead in the U.S. Senate Race While Bush Takes a Strong Lead in Virginia," October 2000

Robb-Allen in a Tight Race for Senate Seat,” May 2000

 

 

 

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