Public Policy Polling has released a new poll in the state of Virginia including native Virgil Goode, nominee of the Constitution Party. Goode garnered 9%, an increase since PPP’s previous poll back in May.
If Virgil Goode gets on the ballot in Virginia it could spell trouble for Romney. He pulls 9% of the vote, getting most of his support from Republicans and conservative leaning independents. With him in the picture Obama’s lead pushes out to 14 points at 49-35. It’s highly unlikely Goode would get 9% in the end but he certainly could make a difference if Virginia ended up being more like a 1-2 pt race. Goode staying off the ballot may be vital to Romney’s prospects there.
Read the PPP Summary: Obama holding serve in the upper South
Read the full PPP Release: Obama leads in both VA and NC
Virgil Goode is a former Congressman from Virginia’s 5th district. He is one of the only members of the House to serve as a Democrat, Independent, and Republican. Virgil Goode is running for President as the Constitution Party nominee.