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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.

“They don’t like Donald Trump very much, and that is what is interesting about Mr. Gillespie’s position is that he has done a reasonably good job, to this point, of convincing a fairly significant number of Virginia voters that he is his own man.”

The poll shows Trumps disapproval rating in Virginia at 61-36.

A VCU poll released yesterday showed Northam leading Gillespie by five…and a Monmouth University Poll released July 24th showed a 44-44 split.