Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s held a narrow lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli over the past month, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey.
PPP’s latest poll showed McAuliffe would win 41 percent of votes if the election where held today, compared to 37 percent for Cuccinelli. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis would get 7 percent of the vote.
The poll shows nearly half of those surveyed – 47 percent – have a negative view of Cuccinelli. McAuliffe’s unfavorable rating was 36 percent, but only 70 percent of those surveyed said they had an opinion at all.
“Ken Cuccinelli isn’t a very popular candidate and Bob McDonnell’s woes aren’t doing much to help the Republican brand in the state,” said said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling.
In the race for lieutenant governor race Democrat Ralph Northam leads Republican E.W. Jackson 42 percent to 35 percent.
The race for attorney general is effectively a dead heat, with Democrat Mark Herring winning 38 percent of the vote and Republican Mark Obenshain 36 percent.
PPP surveyed 601 registered voters between July 11-14, 2013. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.0 percentage points. PPP does polling for Democratic candidates and groups, but says not candidate or political group paid for its Virginia poll.