New Polling Shows Virginia Governor’s Race Tightening

By Tracy Williams 11-1-13

Just days from Tuesday’s election, The Polling Society’s new numbers show Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli gaining momentum over Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

McAuliffe still leads at 42 percent, just 2 points ahead of Cuccinelli’s 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is at 13 percent. McAuliffe was 5 points ahead at the beginning of the month.

Virginians voiced opinions on national issues, as well, giving the Affordable Care Act a 47 percent favorable rating. This is partially due to sign-up difficulties at the website.

When it comes to Congressional priorities, 68 percent of voters believe the national budget crisis should top the list, followed by immigration, gun policy and the Farm Bill. The survey was conducted October 25 to October 30, with 874 likely voters at a 3.24% margin of error.