Viriginia's looking blue but it's a long way to November
The news is not good for Republicans in the latest Quinnipiac poll for Governor of Virginia. Both Democrats, Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello, beat any of the Republican candidates.
Ed Gillespie is the lead choice for Republicans with 24% of their vote, followed by Corey Stewart with 7%, Frank Wagner with 5% and Denver Riggleman with 2% of the vote. The majority of Republicans, 59%, are undecided. On the Democrat side Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello are tied at 19% with 61% of Democrats undecided.
From the Quinnipiac poll:
General election matchups show either Democrat leading any Republican:
- Perriello over Gillespie 43 – 36 percent;
- Perriello tops Stewart 44 – 31 percent;
- Perriello leads Riggelman 43 – 30 percent;
- Perriello beats Wagner 43 – 32 percent;
- Northam tops Gillespie 41 – 35 percent;
- Northam leads Stewart 42 – 31 percent;
- Northam tops Riggelman 42 – 31 percent;
- Northam over Wagner 41 – 33 percent.
The most important issue to Virginia voters is the economy, followed by education, political affliation, and health care.
See many more poll details here.