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New Wason Center Virginia Poll: McAuliffe “running away with Democrats’ governor bid; Herring has big lead on Jones for attorney general nod; Rasoul leads crowded Lt. Gov. field, but most undecided”

McAuliffe 47%-Fairfax 8%-McClellan 6%-Carroll Foy 5%-Carter 1%


See below for the new Wason Center poll of the Virginia Democratic races for governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. A few highlights include:

  • “Six weeks before Virginia Democrats’ June 8 primary, nearly half of the Democratic voters surveyed (47%) back former governor Terry McAuliffe for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. None of the other four primary candidates reach doubledigit support: Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (8%); Sen. Jennifer McClellan (6%); former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (5%); Del. Lee Carter (1%). Undecided are 27%.”
  • “Seeking his party’s nomination to a third term, Attorney General Mark Herring leads Del. Jerrauld “Jay” Jones, 42% to 18%, with 34% undecided. However, Jones has gained since our February poll, while Herring’s support has not changed.”
  • Del. Sam Rasoul leads a very crowded Democratic field for the lieutenant governor nomination, but almost two-thirds of Democratic voters surveyed are undecided (64%). Rasoul leads with 12%, and none of the other five candidates who remain in the race top 1-2% support.”
  • “Enthusiasm is fairly high among Democrats, with 40% indicating they are very
    enthusiastic to vote in the primary, and 43% saying they are somewhat enthusiastic.


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