The Washington Post has a new poll out with the approval ratings of the 3 statewide elected Democrats in VA. Let’s see how they did:

Mark Warner– Mark Warner continues to enjoy strong approval from both sides of the political spectrum, enjoying an 82% approval among Democrats and a 53% approval from Republicans.

Jim Webb– On the other hand, Jim Webb is not doing so well. While Webb has a 71% approval rating from Democrats, only 36% of Republicans like the job he’s doing. Among Independents, he’s losing as well with 48%.

Tim Kaine is doing ok with a majority of 56%. You would think after being Governor through the VA Tech attacks, and being considered to be Vice President would make his approval more like Warner’s. Guess not.

So where does this leave Creigh Deeds? Well, for one thing, no where. He doesn’t enjoy the approval ratings that Mark Warner has,  and he still hasn’t connected well to voters in Northern Virginia. In that same poll, Bob McDonnell was leading Deeds 47%-40%

The reason Mark Warner was so successful was because of his bi-partisan appeal. Bob McDonnell knows that. Maybe that’s way he’s been leading in about 90% of the polls. Deeds still thinks we have to run divisive campaigns on social issues and attacking people’s records. Should Deed’s know by now that it doesn’t work?