Annotations & Elucidations Poll Within The Poll

We lead today with the new Rasmussen poll which shows Republican Bob McDonnell expanding his lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds in Virginia's gubernatorial campaign, from eight percentage points to nine. The polling was done after McDonnell's thesis controversy and, in what may be the most important number in the poll, 49 percent say the "issue" is not important. The campaign, always in the national spotlight, is getting increasing visability as LifeNews.com and Cal Thomas report. Meanwhile, the president persists in generating hero worship among our country's little ones. 

News:

Election 2009: Virginia Governor Election McDonnell 51% Deeds 42%(RasmussenReports.com)

McDonnell lead grows in new poll (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

McDonnell hits Deeds for focusing on the past, social issues (Washington Examiner)

Deeds sharpens focus on McDonnell's thesis (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonnell's Thesis Is Relevant, Deeds Says (Washington Post

Deeds gets $5 million promise from DNC (Washington Times)

Gubernatorial candidates seek votes of women (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Complaints made to schools about Obama speech (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Health reform views mixed at Scott town hall (The Daily Press)

National News:

Polls in New Jersey, Virginia Show Abortion Advocagtes Still Behind for November (LifeNews.com)

Analysis:

Trouble in Liberal Land (Cal Thomas/TownHall.com)