Winthrop Poll: Hillary Heading in VA

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – With the Nov. 8 election approaching quickly, likely voters in Virginia support Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president, according to the latest Winthrop Poll. 

Forty-four percent of those surveyed said they were leaning toward voting for the former Secretary of State. Republican nominee Donald Trump followed with 39% of support, while third-party candidates garnered single-digit support.

The presidential race has fluctuated with several unprecedented happenings this year. Winthrop Poll Director Scott Huffmon noted, “With several negative ‘October surprises’ coming out and affecting both candidates, we have seen a tightening of the race in national polls. However, while Clinton’s lead in Virginia has shrunk from its highest point, she still leads Donald Trump in the Commonwealth.”

The poll shows a significant divide between partisans in Virginia. According to Huffmon, “Deep divisions emerge between Democratic and Republican likely voters in Virginia. Huge differences in the job approval numbers for Obama and McAuliffe, the favorability ratings for Trump, Clinton, and McAuliffe, and attitudes about Muslim immigration reveal a gulf between partisan attitudes and starkly different views of the nation and state.”

For this latest Winthrop Poll, callers surveyed 712 likely voters in Virginia by landline and cell phones between Oct. 23-30. Results which use all respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.6% at the 95% confidence level.


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