GLEN ALLEN, VA — A new poll of likely Democratic primary voters in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District shows that Abigail Spanberger’s profile and message position her strongest in the upcoming June 12 primary. The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group, shows that not only does Spanberger start with a significant 20 point lead, but she more than doubles her vote share after respondents hear balanced, positive profiles for both her and primary challenger Dan Ward.
“Abigail’s early lead for the Democratic nomination demonstrates that our grassroots campaign, fueled by nearly 900 volunteers, more than 1,200 in-district donors, and a message of bringing real, accountable leadership to Washington is resonating with voters across the 7th district,” said Dana Bye, Spanberger’s Campaign Manager. “Since day one of this campaign, Abigail has prioritized meeting and listening to the people in this district, whether it be at a community forum or a neighborhood meet and greet. It’s this kind of accessibility and accountability that folks here aren’t getting from our current Representative. Democratic voters are ready to change that.”
These strong poll results come just two days days after Spanberger received endorsements from Delegates Rodman, VanValkenburg, and Adams, who were first elected last year in previously Republican-held districts that overlap with the 7th Congressional seat. Earlier this year, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics also backed Spanberger’s campaign, lending even greater national attention to this race.
A full memo detailing the results of the poll is available here.