Quinnipiac Poll: McAuliffe Has Lead on Cuccinelli

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By BOB LEWIS | AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A new Quinnipiac University
poll shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli in
the Virginia governor's race.

Forty-seven percent of the poll's 1,180 likely
voters surveyed Oct. 2-8 favored McAuliffe. Thirty-nine percent
supported Cuccinelli and 8 percent supported Libertarian Robert Sarvis.
The poll's margin of sampling error was plus-or-minus 2.9 percentage

The poll showed McAuliffe with a wide margin among
women voters, who favored him to Cuccinelli 54 percent to 34 percent
with 7 percent for Sarvis.

By nearly a 3-to-1 ratio, respondents opposed
shutting down the federal government to block the federal health care
law. Yet 58 percent said they were not personally inconvenienced by the


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