RALEIGH (WAVY) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has a 4-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, a poll announced Tuesday said.
Democratic firm Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll surveying 601 Virginia voters between July 11 and 14. According to the poll, McAuliffe is leading at 41 percent, while Cuccinelli sits at 37 percent and 7 percent for libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis.
The poll also took a look at approval ratings for both McAuliffe and Cuccinelli. 34 percent of those polled say they view McAuliffe favorably and 36 percent unfavorably.
The numbers are a bit different with Cuccinelli, with 32 percent favorability and 47 percent with a negative opinion of him.
Additionally, voters were polled on the lieutenant governor's race as well as the attorney general race in Virginia. Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Sen. Ralph Northam leads Republican candidate E.W. Jackson 42 percent to 35 percent. Democratic candidate for attorney general Sen. Mark Herring leads Republican candidate Sen. March Obenshain 38 percent to 36 percent.
Forty-nine percent of those polled said they voted for Barack Obama in the 2012 election, while 48 percent said they voted for Mitt Romney. 30 percent said they considered themselves moderate.
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