Virginia Governor Poll: Where the Candidates Stand

In a poll published by the Washington Post on Monday, McAuliffe led Cuccinelli by 8 points. According to a NBC 4 Washington poll, however, Cuccinelli has closed in on his opponent if only slightly, tightening the race to a 5 point margin as he trails McAuliffe 43% to 38%. A third candidate, Libertarian Robert Sarvis, stands at 8%.

While McAuliffe enjoys a comfortable lead among women, Cuccinelli is still the favorite among male voters. But Cuccinelli has to work on his image with voters, as more view him unfavorably (47%) than favorable (34%). 

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Ben graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Political Science. He recently traveled through New England looking for pie. His second-favorite pastime is googling pictures of politicians laughing.

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