Republican Ken Cuccinelli holds a slight lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial race, according to the latest Roanoke College Institute for Policy and Opinion Research poll.
But plenty of voters still haven’t made up their minds, and the basic problem that’s plagues both candidates — Virginians’ sense they don’t really know either one — is still the biggest factor in the race.
The poll reported 34 percent of those surveyed favor Cuccinelli, compared to 29 percent for McAuliffe. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
Some 38 percent of those polled haven’t made up their minds yet, the poll reported.
There have been no real shifts in preferences since the institute’s January poll.
- A bare majority of 51 percent think their federal tax rate is about right, while 41 percent think it is too night. When it comes to taxing the wealthy, 39 percent think the current rate is fair, 31 percent say it is too high and 21 percent think it is too low.
- A majority, 63 percent, think the United States is on the wrong tack.
- 48 percent give a favorable rating to President Obama, while 43 percent are unafavorable.