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HU Center for Public Policy poll: Senator Mark Warner with 25-point lead, chance to win re-election
08/05/2014 - #13

Hampton, Va. - Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner has a 25-point lead in the race for the Virginia United States Senate seat over former Republican National Committee Chairman and Republican Candidate Ed Gillespie, and, Libertarian Robert Sarvis, according to a Hampton University Center for Public Policy poll released today. In a two-way ballot test, Warner’s lead is slightly reduced, but still significant, leading 23 points ahead of Gillespie.

In the three-way ballot test, poll results show Warner (53 percent) with a 25-point lead over Gillespie (28 percent), and also reveals that Sarvis (5 percent) is pulling votes away from the Republican (14 percent remain undecided).

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe received high approval ratings from constituents who believe he is doing a good job as Governor, while President Barack Obama is getting low marks from Virginians on key issues.

The poll was conducted July 27-30, and included 804 registered voters who said they were “likely” to vote on Nov. 4 in the Virginia General Election.

The Center for Public Policy is an objective, non-partisan source for information and solutions on a variety of topics. Along with HU’s mission of education and service, the Center for Public Policy stands to serve as the pulse of the people of Virginia.  For more information on the Hampton University Center for Public Policy call 757-727-5426 or visit www.hamptonu.edu/cpp.

Click here to Read the Executive Summary» 
(http://www.hamptonu.edu/cpp/polls/201407_va_senate_race/exec_summ.cfm)

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(http://www.hamptonu.edu/cpp/polls/201407_va_senate_race)

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