Polls: McAuliffe Headed For Victory In Virginia Gov Race


Democrat Terry McAuliffe appears poised to win Virginia’s gubernatorial race on Tuesday, according to a pair of new polls.

Quinnipiac University’s latest findings released Monday found McAuliffe with a six point edge over Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, 46 percent to 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis claimed the support of eight percent of likely commonwealth voters, according to the poll. 

Those results amount to little change from Quinnipiac’s findings last week, which showed McAuliffe leading Cuccinelli 45 percent to 41 percent.

A survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on Sunday showed McAuliffe with a slightly larger lead. According to PPP, 50 percent of likely Virginia voters said they will back McAuliffe, compared with 43 percent who said they will vote for Cuccinelli and four percent who said they will support Sarvis.



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