Sunday, June 20, 2010

UVA's Center for Politics Calls VA05 For Jeffrey Clark!!

Big news in the race between Tom Perriello, Robert Hurt, and Jeffrey Clark in Virginia's 5th District:

Isaac Wood, a House race analyst at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, is skeptical of Clark’s candidacy and doubts it will be a significant factor in November.

“After Perriello’s victory by the slimmest of margins in 2008, Republicans are rightly wary of anything which could cost them even a percentage point or two,” Wood said. “Jeff Clark certainly fits into that category, but his opportunity to play a large role in the general election has all but vanished. Without the endorsement of a single defeated GOP candidate or Tea Party group, it is tough to see where he will find the support and money he needs to mount a true campaign.”


Given how badly Larry Sabato's Center for Politics blew the VA-05 race in 2008, totally writing off Tom Perriello despite his growing challenge to Virgil Goode, I think this prediction is enough to call the election for Jeffrey Clark!

6 comments:

  1. about 7-10 days before the primary, the DNC polled those in the 5th (believe it or not, I actually got polled!). No news on this poll.

    Qs: A: in Nov., will you vote? y/n B: At that time will you vote for 1: Perriello or 2: Hurt? C: do you think Obamacare (whatever its legal name is) should be repealed? y/n

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  2. Isaac Wood is a professional "Master Of The Obvious".

    Big Daddy Larry loves him because he's an On-Demand Quote Dispenser who plugs the boss's name.

    Oh yeah, Wood's right on this one.

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  3. saac Wood first joined the staff of the Center for Politics in June 2007. He has been quoted in a variety of news publications and broadcasts, including The New York Times, NPR, and TIME, and served as an off-air analyst for the BBC’s election night coverage in 2008.

    This ISAAC WOOD?? Oh YEAH!! Been in the business since way back in 2007. HMM NY Times, NPR Time & BBC.. Oh yeah totally impartial.

    Give me a break

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