This morning, there were two new polls that continue to show Bob McDonnell leading Democrat candidate, Creigh Deeds less than a week out from the election.
The VCU Poll shows McDonnell holding an 18 percentage lead over Deeds.
The poll finds 54 perfect of likely voters support or lean to McDonnell, 36 percent support or lean to Deeds.
A 56 percent majority of independents are siding with or leaning to McDonnell, 29 percent of independents are siding with or leaning to Deeds. The poll also indicates both candidates do well with rank-and-file members of their respective political parties.
Even though some observers have said they are worried about voter apathy this year, those who are likely to cast a ballot see important differences between the candidates. About two-thirds of likely voters (65 percent) said it really matters who wins, 28 percent indicated things will be pretty much the same regardless of who is elected.
Meanwhile, Rasmussen shows McDonnell with a 13 percentage lead over Deeds. This represents a near doubling of the lead in fifteen days.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state – taken last night just after President Obama made a campaign appearance for Deeds in the state – shows McDonnell ahead 54% to 41%. Only four percent (4%) remain undecided.
Earlier this month, McDonnell led by seven, and last month he was up by nine.