This governor’s race in Virginia has been one extremely dramatic race with close poll results. Now, with less than four weeks to go before Election Day, Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe remains in the lead by only eight percent.
Quinnipiac University released their latest poll that showed 47 percent of voters standing behind the Democrat, with only 39 percent supporting Ken Cuccinelli (R) and eight percent for Libertarian nominee, Robert Sarvis.
In this survey, ninety-five percent of Democrats support McAuliffe, while only eighty-three percent of Republicans support Cuccinelli. These numbers show that the Republican nominee could be losing some of the votes in his party.
According to Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University polling institute, “With less than a month to go until Election Day, McAuliffe is doing better among Democrats than Cuccinelli is among Republicans. McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis are denying Cuccinelli the domination among independents he needs for victory. To get back in the race, Cuccinelli must bring back into the fold Republican defectors and pull in more independent voters – a tough task this far into the campaign.”
Virginia is home to a lot of federal government workers and the shutdown could be a reason why the votes keep swaying and why people may be torn between the two nominees.