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about which you can read here (press release with data included, and also a link to PDF of entire poll).
A couple of key takeaways
Horserace McAuliffe 43 Cuccinelli 39
McAuliffe has a 30 - 19 favorability rating, with 50 percent of voters saying they don't know enough about him to form an opinion. Virginia voters give Cuccinelli a split 31 - 30 percent favorability rating, with 36 percent offering no opinion. Voters approve 47 - 34 percent of the job Cuccinelli is doing as state attorney general.
Since May 16, McAuliffe's net favorability has improved 6 percentage points while Cuccinelli's net favorability has dropped 6 points.
In the matchup, Cuccinelli carries Republicans 83 - 3 percent, while McAuliffe takes Democrats 87 - 3 percent. Independent voters are divided with 40 percent for the Democrat and 38 percent for the Republican. McAuliffe leads 48 - 32 percent among women and 73 - 7 percent among black voters. Cuccinelli leads 46 - 38 percent among men and 48 - 36 percent among white voters.
Q polled Virginians on same-sex marriage. And remember, this is a state that a few years ago voted comfortably for a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
Virginia voters support 50 - 43 percent allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state. Support is 68 - 26 percent among Democrats and 52 - 39 percent among independent voters. Republicans are opposed 68 - 26 percent. Women back same-sex marriage 55 - 39 percent while men are opposed 49 - 43 percent. White voters support it 51 - 43 percent while black voters are opposed 48 - 42 percent.
Several other items of note
Bob McDonnell's troubles so far are having no impact upon the race.
The down ballot (Lt. Gov and AG) candidates for both parties remain largely unknown by the voters.
Originally posted to teacherken on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 04:54 AM PDT.