With only 7 weeks until the election, in a poll conducted by University of Mary Washington Senator Tim Kaine leads Republican nominee Corey Stewart by 19 points, 49% to 30% with libertarian Matt Waters at 6%. From the Washington Post:
Although 73 percent of Republican respondents said they’d vote for Stewart, 15 percent of Republicans favored Kaine — a reflection of the deep divisions among Virginia Republicans over Stewart, who models himself after President Trump and likes to say, “I was Trump before Trump was Trump.”
Among Democrats, 90 percent supported Kaine.
A third of those surveyed said their feelings toward Trump would be a major factor in how they vote.
In Northern Virginia Kaine leads by 42%, in Tidewater he’s ahead by 22%. Stewart leads in rural areas by 11%. More from the Post:
Among voters surveyed, there was a significant gender gap. Women backed Kaine by a margin of 52 percent to 27 percent while men supported Stewart 55 percent to 47 percent.
Immigration was ranked by 39 percent of Stewart supporters as the most important problem facing the country, while 18 percent said it was the economy and jobs. Meanwhile, 29 percent of Kaine supporters named health care as the most important issue,while 18 percent said it was the economy and jobs.
Complete poll results here.