Poll: McAuliffe, Cuccinelli Tied in Virginia Governor's Race

When Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is throw into the poll as an independent, poll numbers barely move.

If Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling throws his hat into the Virginia governor’s race, the race could tilt very slightly toward Democrat candidate and McLean resident Terry McAuliffe, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

McAuliffe and Republican State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are statistically tied in a February Quinnipiac University poll of Virginia registered voters about the two-way governor’s race—each candidate has 38 percent. Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,112 registered Virginia voters; the survey has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent.

When Bolling is thrown into the mix, McAuliffe gets 34 percent of the votes and Cuccinelli gets 31 percent—almost within the margin of error—and Bolling gets 13 percent.

Bolling said he would make a decision as to whether he would enter 2013 campaign for Virginia’s next governor as an independent by March 14.

See: Is Bill Bolling Running for Governor of Virginia?

This latest poll doesn’t show much difference from the poll numbers taken Jan. 9 by Quinnipiac University.

The election to choose the next governor is in November 2013. 

If the election for Virginia's governor were tomorrow, who would you vote for? Tell us in the comments!

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mary comerford March 01, 2013 at 03:23 PM
McLean Del. Barbara Comstock is co-chair of the anti-abortion Susan B Anthony List, which just donated $1.5 million to Ken Cuccinelli's bid for Virginia governor: http://www.sba-list.org/about-sba-list/who-we-are/executive-committee
Jeff Barnett March 01, 2013 at 03:31 PM
McLean voters who care about the health and freedom of women should hold Comstock accountable for her extreme positions.
.comJoe Kuhn May 07, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Ken Cuccinelli is a man of honor and integrity with a record who has the best interests of all Virginians. If you don't like him for whatever your reason--ask yourself is that reason logical and sound. Is he a risk to this country who will harm this great Republic? His opposition, while well intentioned has no record and no experience, but has the financial support of the democrat party. Vote your conscience--- if you have no concrete facts to dispute his nomination to be the next great governor of our state, vote for him! J.L. Kuhn


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