POLL: McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli in Virginia governor’s race

Posted at 8:09 AM, Oct 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-10 12:47:02-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -  Terry McAuliffe is leading Ken Cuccinelli 47 - 39 percent in the race for Virginia governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Oct. 10. Quinnipiac's September poll had McAuliffe ahead by three points.

The eight-point lead among likely Virginia voters comes after a recent Christopher Newport University poll put McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate, ahead of the Republican by nine points.

Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis polled at eight percent, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

The poll also found 46 percent of Virginia voters found Cuccinelli "too conservative" and 38 percent found McAuliffe "too liberal."

On the topic of "Obamacare" or the Affordable Care Act, Virginia likely voters said they support the law 49 to 47 percent. Voters opposed the government shutdown three to one. More than one half of those polled, 58 percent, said they were inconvenienced by the shutdown.

You can read the entire poll for yourself by clicking here.