A new Washington Post-Schar School poll in Virginia finds Ed Gillespie (R), who has a wide lead in the Republican party’s three-way primary race, trails both Democratic candidates for governor by almost identical margins: Tom Perriello (D) by 50% to 37%, and Ralph Northam (D) by 49% to 38% among registered voters.
A new Washington Post-Schar School poll in Virginia finds the Democratic race for governor very close, with Tom Perriello (D) at 40% and Ralph Northam (D) at 38%.
Key finding: “Perriello leads by 18 points among Democratic-leaning registered voters who wanted Sanders to win the party’s presidential nomination last year, while Clinton voters split 35 percent for Northam and 34 percent for Perriello.”
A new Quinnipiac poll in Virginia finds both Democratic candidates lead likely Republican candidate Ed Gillespie (R) in the race governor.
Key finding: President Trump’s approval rate is just 36%.
A new Christopher Newport University poll in Virginia finds Tom Perriello (D) and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) tied at 26% in the Democratic race for governor.
On the Republican side, Ed Gillespie leads with 38%, followed by Corey Stewart at 11% and Frank Wagner at 10%).
Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) is considering a bid for Virginia governor, “a move that would disrupt Democrats’ well-laid plans in perhaps the highest-profile election in the country this year,” the New York Times reports.
“Mr. Perriello, a State Department official who is close to President Obama, has told several Democrats that he is close to deciding whether to run in the party’s June 13 primary, according to two Democratic strategists familiar with the conversations.”
A new Quinnipiac poll in Virginia finds Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) edges former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie (R) in a general election matchup for governor, 38% to 34%, and has wider leads over other Republicans.
Virginia voters approve of the job Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is doing by 52% to 30%.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) “is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit,” CNN reports.
Ken Cuccinelli (R) said “that he will not run again for governor, scrambling the contest and opening the door for a far-right conservative to vie for the Republican nomination in 2017,” the Washington Post reports.
“Ed Gillespie, who nearly pulled off an upset in Virginia’s Senate race, conceded the battle Friday to Democratic incumbent Mark Warner. The former Republican National Committee head also told Politico this week that he isn’t planning to run for governor, despite predictions he would do so if he failed to reach the Senate.”