So why the desperation? Why is Perriello resorting to scare tactics all of a sudden?
Here's why. From SurveyUSA:
Perriello, the incumbent, finds himself falling further behind! If that's possible. It's now 61% to 35%. That's beyond a rout. But will it hold up? We'll see.
No Purchase for Perriello in VA-05, Another Democratic Incumbent Congressman in Trouble: In an election for US House of Representatives in Virginia's 5th Congressional District today, 09/02/10, Republican State Senator Robert Hurt defeats incumbent Democrat Tom Perriello 61% to 35%, according to this latest exclusive WDBJ-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA.
Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 6 weeks ago, little has changed; Hurt is up a nominal 3 points; Perriello is flat. Hurt has increased his lead among men, younger voters, independents, and lower-income voters, and now is at or above 62% among each of those groups.
Perriello, who defeated 6-term Republican Virgil Goode by 727 votes in 2008, today is above 50% only among blacks, Democrats, moderates, liberals, those with unfavorable opinions of the Tea Party movement, and pro-choice voters -- none of which are majority groups among likely voters in Virginia's 5th district.
In the meantime, one has to wonder if Tommy Boy is having second thoughts about now for having voted - way too gleefully - for the Obama agenda, lock, stock, and barrel.
One has to wonder.
Here's to Robert Hurt. Stay on him, man. Don't let go.