TPM Livewire

Poll: McAuliffe Leads Cuccinelli By 7 Points

AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana

Meanwhile, the poll also found that state Sen. Mark Obenshain (R) leads state Sen. Mark Herring (D) by a thin 2 percentage-point margin. That race has generally been tight with different polls showing either Herring or Obenshain ahead. 

The Christopher Newport University poll was conducted by the school's Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy among 1,185 registered voters and 1,038 likely voters. It was conducted Oct. 25 to 30 and had a total margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. For likely voters the margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.