The survey suggests that the McAuliffe campaign's recent attacks tying Cuccinelli to the government shutdown and also pegging him as a radical conservative are paying off.
A day earlier Cuccinelli suggested that he was unsure whether he would have voted on the bipartisan measure that ended the government shutdown. The McAuliffe campaign quickly released a statement hammering the Republican attorney general.
"Ken Cuccinelli’s refusal today to support reopening the government demonstrates a lack of leadership. Once again, he has put Tea Party ideology above what is best for Virginia," McAuliffe said in a statement. "When Washington gridlock is hurting Virginia families, 'I don’t know' doesn’t cut it."