Poll Data Doesn’t Reveal Clear Frontrunner

The Virginia Governor’s race is heating up!

In aggregated poll results from Real Clear Politics, McAuliffe (D.) leads Cuccinelli (R.) by 1.7 points. Arguably, this puts the race neck-and-neck.

However, these polls are almost always skewed: recent polls by Quinnipiac and the Public Policy Polling group puts McAuliffe ahead by six and seven points, respectively. A poll from Roanoke College in July put Cuccinelli in the lead by six points.

There is a Libertarian candidate running this year, Robert Sarvis. Recently, Sarvis drew 9 points of his own in the PPP poll. While not nearly enough to win or be considered a serious contender, this data is enough to take votes away from McAuliffe and Cuccinelli. These numbers also suggest the changing mindsets of Virginian voters.

Who will be the next governor of Virginia? Only time will tell.

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