November 3rd, 2009
05:39 PM ET
13 years ago

Exit poll: In Virginia, it's all about the economy

(CNN) - The economy and jobs are the number on issue on the minds of voters in Virginia, according to data from CNN exit polls Tuesday.

Forty-six percent of Virginian voting Tuesday, as Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat Creigh Deeds faced off for the governor's mansion, say that the economy and jobs are the most important issue to their vote. One in four indicate that health care reform is their most pressing issue, 14 percent said taxes were upmost on their minds, and 8 percent suggest that transportation woes were most pressing.

"The economy as the number one issue probably bodes well for the Republicans in Virginia," says CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

Those questioned in exit polls were asked their opinions after they voted, as they departed polling stations.

Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Creigh Deeds • Economy • Exit Polls • Virginia
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. No More Incumbents

    Throw them all out.

    November 3, 2009 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  2. anita ms

    go away the party of no no no! we want democrats to take care of the american people!

    November 3, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Ndubueze Chuku

    And you guys think that it is this Republican Bob McDonnell that will assist in providing jobs for Virginia. If this guy is a member of the Tea Party coalition, then Virginia is in trouble. I do not want to judge him by what we heard he wrote about women in his research paper but if by any chance, he still has that mentality in him, then Virginia is in trouble.

    November 3, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |