Clinton holds 6-point lead over Trump in Virginia, poll shows

Posted at 6:36 AM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 07:05:13-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Virginia, 48 - 42, according to the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. The poll, released Monday morning, will be the final Wason Center poll before Election Day.

In previous versions of this same poll, Clinton held a 15-point lead over Trump.

While Trump closed the poll gap in October, the poll found Virginia voters favor Clinton.

"Any electoral victory has to begin with fundamentally solid party support," Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the Wason Center, said. "Clinton has that going into Election Day, and Trump continues to struggle with it."

The poll found 92 percent of Democrats will vote for Clinton, while 82 percent of Republicans plan to vote for Trump.

Clinton maintains solid leads among women and Millennial voters. Trump's strongest support, according to the poll, comes from white men.

"In the closing week, women and especially non-white women are closing ranks around Clinton," Dr. Rachel Bitecofer, Assistant Director of the Wason Center, said.

Read the full poll results here.

This survey was conducted Nov. 1-6 among 1,193 likely Virginia voters. It has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.6%, though the margin of error for subgroups is higher.