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Virginia's Governor's Race
September 2013
In a new Washington Post Post-Abt SRBI poll Democrat Terry McAuliffe leads by 47 percent of likely voters, to Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s 39 percent. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis has 10 percent. The 10 percent that Sarvis has does indicate that there is possible unhappiness on both sides. If you take Sarvis out of the mix then the margin narrows to 49 percent to 44 percent.
It appears that female voters are leaning towards McAuliffe by a 24-point margin, compared to May when the two candidates were tied among women voters. Cuccinelli’s strong stance on woman’s issues and McAuliffe’s ads in that regard, are energizing women.
The poll also showed that in the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General Races votes are spilt, which could mean a Democratic sweep, the first in nearly a quarter-century. Virginia historically elects the opposite party for the Governor’s mansion than the sitting President. If McAuliffe were to win that trend would be broken after four-decades.

And with any political race, things can and will change.


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