University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato puts Democrats as the favorite to win the Virginia governor’s seat this November, according to online journal Outside the Beltway.
Sabato writes, “McAuliffe has managed to make the prospect of a Governor Cuccinelli seem scary, while Cuccinelli has “only” succeeded in making McAuliffe look like a run-of-the-mill, self-interested wealthy political hack. In this wholly negative race, that sad distinction matters.”
Many other recent polls have also found that McAuliffe leads over Cuccinelli among likely voters. However, many Virginians have simply not paid attention to the gubernatorial race this summer. As all the campaigns shift into high-gear for the last stretch of campaigning, only time will tell who will be the next governor of Virginia.