Northam leads Gillespie, 48%-44%, in tightening race

Three weeks before Virginians choose their next governor, current Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam maintains a lead in a tightening race with former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie. Northam’s lead stands at 4% (48% to 44%), according to a Wason Center survey of likely voters. Libertarian Cliff Hyra polled at 3%, with 5% undecided. This is the first poll in the Wason Center’s tracking series in which Northam’s lead is within the survey’s margin of error. In the benchmark poll, released September 25, Northam’s lead stood at 6% (47% to 41%), and it grew to 7% (49% to 42%) in the first tracking poll, released October 9. The current survey is also the first in which Northam’s share shrank as Gillespie’s increased. “With even a weak third-party candidate on the ballot, the winner may not cross the 50% mark,” said Rachel Bitecofer, assistant director of the Wason Center. “But there’s plenty of room and time left for Northam to close the deal or for Gillespie to close the gap.”

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  1. “Pleased that “Nutball” Chris Mathews is recognizing your work? Oh well, there goes conservative Christopher Newport into the liberal loons column. I wondered how long it would last … sad.

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