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New Poll of Virginia AG Democratic Primary: Mark Herring 46%-Jay Jones 6%

When voters were given "short, balanced introductions," it went to 57% Herring/19% Jones

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Finally, we’ve got some polling on the Virginia Attorney General’s race…by “Global Strategy Group,” which works for Attorney General Mark Herring’s campaign. The key findings, as per the following polling memo, are:

  • Herring “enjoys strong name recognition across the Commonwealth (52% familiar).” Also, “Voters are overwhelmingly positive towards the AG (44% favorable) with less than one in ten (8%) of Democratic primary voters holding an unfavorable opinion of him.”
  • Jay Jones is not widely known outside of Norfolk”; “is currently unknown to most Democratic primary voters in the state (8% favorable/2% unfavorable).”
  • “Herring currently leads Jay Jones 46% to 6% in the Democratic primary election for Attorney General. This includes strong support from both men (47% Herring/7% Jones) and women (45%/5%), college-educated (47%/6%) and non-college voters (45%/5), Liberal (54%/4%) and non-liberal (43%/5%) Democrats, and white (48%/5%) as well as Black voters (43%/8%) in the state.”
  • “Following short, balanced introductions intended to simulate positive communication from BOTH Herring and Jones, Herring’s vote share increases, bringing his lead in the race to 57% Herring/19% Jones.”

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