October 2013: Washington Post/Abt-SRBI Virginia governor's race poll

In this poll:

Click "detailed view" to see interactive results by political and demographic groups (i.e. Democrats, ages 18-39).

Poll Questions

Q: (Among registered voters) I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the November governor's election: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

Q: (Among registered voters) How closely are you following this year's governor's race: very closely, somewhat closely, not so closely, or not closely at all?

Q: (Among LIKELY voters) If the election were being held today and the candidates were (Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat), (Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican), and (Robert Sarvis running as a Libertarian), for whom would you vote? (IF ALREADY VOTED: For whom did you vote for governor?)

Q: (Among likely voters who support McAuliffe) Will you definitely vote for McAuliffe, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else?

Q: (Among likely voters who support Cuccinelli) Will you definitely vote for Cuccinelli, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else?

Q: (Among Sarvis supporters) If Sarvis were not running in the race, would you (vote for/have voted for) (McAuliffe), (Cuccinelli), someone else or would you (not vote/not have voted) in the election for governor? (Results based on ALL likely voters - NET vote combining Sarvis second choice with initial suppor)

Q: (Among likely voters supporting Cuccinelli) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Cuccinelli somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?

Q: (Among McAuliffe supporters) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting McAuliffe somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all? (Among registered voters)

No opinion

Q: (Among McAuliffe supporters) Is your vote more for McAuliffe, or more against Cuccinelli?

No opinion

Q: (Among Cuccinelli supporters) Is your vote more for Cuccinelli, or more against McAuliffe?

No opinion

Q: (Among likely voters) As it stands now, how much do you know about McAuliffe and his qualifications to be governor?

Q: (Among likely voters) As it stands now, how much do you know about Cuccinelli and his qualifications to be governor?

Q: (Among likely voters) As it stands now, how much do you know about Sarvis and his qualifications to be governor?

Q: (Among likely voters) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for Governor this year in Virginia - are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied?

Q: (Among likely voters) For each of the following, please tell me if you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable impression. The Democratic Party in your state?

No opinion

Q: (Among likely voters) For each of the following, please tell me if you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable impression. The Republican Party in your state?

No opinion

Q: (Among likely voters) For each of the following, please tell me if you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable impression. The Democratic Party nationally?

No opinion

Q: (Among likely voters) For each of the following, please tell me if you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or strongly unfavorable impression. The Republican Party nationally?

No opinion

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling Issues of special concern to women - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling Abortion - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling Transportation - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling Energy and the environment - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling The economy and jobs - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling Taxes - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, whom do you trust to do a better job handling Health care - (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli)? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you think (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli) would be a more effective leader?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you think (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli) better understands the economic problems people in Virginia are having?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you think (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli) is more honest and trustworthy?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you think (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli) more closely shares your values?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you think (McAuliffe) or (Cuccinelli) would work better with both Democrats and Republicans?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Terry McAuliffe?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Ken Cuccinelli?

Q: (Among likely voters) Regardless of how you may vote, do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Robert Sarvis?

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote or governor this year. How about The partial shutdown of the federal government earlier this month?

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Ethical scandals involving Governor Bob McDonnell?

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Job creation? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Transportation and roads? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Health care? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Education? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Taxes? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Please tell me how important the following state issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. How about Social issues such as abortion and gay marriage? (half sample)

Q: (Among likely voters) Overall, do you think Terry McAuliffe's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: (Among likely voters) Overall, do you think Ken Cuccinelli's views on most issues are (too liberal for you), (too conservative for you), or just about right?

Q: (Among likely voters) On another topic, as you may know, the candidates in November's election for Lieutenant Governor include (Ralph Northam, the Democrat) and (E.W. Jackson, the Republican). If that election were being held today would you vote for

Q: (Among likely voters) As you may know, the candidates in November's election for Attorney General include (Mark Herring, the Democrat) and (Mark Obenshain, the Republican)? If that election were being held today would you vote for (Herring, the Democ

Q: (Among likely voters) Based on what you know or have heard, do you think Terry McAuliffe has been conducting mainly a positive campaign, or mainly a negative campaign?

No opinion

Q: (Among likely voters) Based on what you know or have heard, do you think Ken Cuccinelli has been conducting mainly a positive campaign, or mainly a negative campaign?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) Have you personally been contacted by a representative of the McAuliffe campaign, either by phone, in-person, or online asking you for your support, or not?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) Have you personally been contacted by a representative of the Cuccinelli campaign, either by phone, in-person, or online asking you for your support, or not?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) Do you approve or disapprove of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government this month?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) Who do you think was mainly responsible for the partial shutdown of the federal government - (Obama) or the (Republicans in Congress)?

Q: (Among registered voters) Were you personally inconvenienced by the partial shutdown of the federal government, or not?

Q: (Among registered voters) What is your view of the Tea Party political movement - would you say you support it strongly, support it somewhat, oppose it somewhat or oppose it strongly?

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) Are you or anyone in your household employed by the federal government or by a company that does work for the federal government, or not?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a (Democrat), a (Republican), and independent or what?

 
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