In a Mason Dixon poll taken this month, Republican Ed Gillespie beats Democrat Ralph Northam 44% to 41%. Gillespie wins by an even larger margin if running against Democrat Tom Perriello, 45% to 36%. If running against Republican Corey Stewart Northam wins 47% to 35%. Perriello also beats Stewart, 40% to 38%.
Ed Gillespie has the highest favorable name recognition among Republican voters but it’s only 31%, followed by Corey Stewart at 16%, Frank Wagner at 5% and Denver Riggleman at 2%.
These numbers are likely to change as the campaigns continue and all the candidates increase their name recognition.
Details of the poll here.