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Quinnipiac Poll: Northam 44, Gillespie 38 in Governor’s Race, Three Months Out

Democrat Ralph Northam leads Republican Ed Gillespie 47-38 percent in the Virginia Governor’s race in a Quinnipiac University Poll released this afternoon.

Peter Brown, Assistant Poll Director says, “a close race with Lt. Governor Ralph Northam holding a six point lead over former National Republican Chairman Ed Gillespie. Six points is a nice lead, but not overwhelming.”

And he says, Gillespie is doing well, despite President Trumps negative numbers in Virginia.

Political Analysis for Friday, August 4, 2017

Jeff Shapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Saraya Wintersmith for this week’s political analysis. Topics include: special interest support flowing to the Commonwealth’s gubernatorial candidates; a look at a new report from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia and what it could mean for state leaders in the coming years; and the climate change and sea level rise issue heating up Virginia politics. 

Political Analysis For Friday, July 28, 2017

Jeff Schapiro of the Richmond Times-Dispatch joins 88.9 WCVE’s Craig Carper for this week’s political analysis. Topics include Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam’s first debate match-up, how Trump continues to overshadow the Virginia campaign, and a recent interview with Eric Cantor.

Transcript:

CC:  From WCVE News in Richmond, I’m Craig Carper. Joining me now from the Richmond Times-Dispatch is political columnist and WCVE’s political analyst, Jeff Schapiro. Jeff, good morning.

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