HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) - Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe is still the front runner, according to the latest poll.
The poll, released by Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy Friday, said 42 percent of likely voters would vote for McAuliffe if the election were held today. 37 percent would support Republican Ken Cuccinelli, while Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis polled at eight percent.
McAuliffe and Cuccinelli both have higher unfavorable ratings than favorable. McAuliffe’s favorability polled at 31 percent, with an unfavorable rating of 37 percent. Cuccinelli’s favorability polled at 33 percent, with an unfavorable rating of 47 percent.
The poll was conducted statewide, but Hampton University provided a regional breakdown.
In the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area, McAuliffe polled at 49 percent, while Cuccinelli polled at 30 percent. Sarvis polled at eight percent.
In other portions of Southeastern Virginia, McAuliffe polled at 46 percent, while Cuccinelli polled at 37 percent. Sarvis also polled at eight percent in that region.
The race for lieutenant governor is even closer, with 39 percent of likely voters backing Republican E.W. Jackson. 38 percent of voters back Democrat Ralph Northam. The poll said 23 percent remain undecided.
Both candidates remain mostly unknown to voters.
Republican candidate for attorney general, Mark Obenshain, is leading by four points at 41 percent. 37 percent of likely voters back Democratic candidate Mark Herring. 23 percent remain undecided, and both candidates are not well known.
The poll was conducted from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 to Sept. 29 of 800 likely voters.
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