Washington Post Virginia poll - Governor's race and politics May 2013

In this poll:

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Poll Questions

Q: Do you think things in the state of Virginia (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as governor?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ken Cuccinelli is handling his job as attorney general?

Q: Generally speaking, how would you rate the overall economy of Virginia: excellent, good, not so good or poor?

Q: How closely are you following this year's Governor's race in the state of Virginia?

Q: (Among registered voters) Thinking ahead to that election, what it the single most important issue in your choice for governor?

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) If the election were being held today and the candidates were (Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat) and (Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

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

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

Q: (Among registered voters) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting (McAuliffe/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)

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

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

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

Q: (Among registered voters who know a little or more about McAuliffe) What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what Terry McAuliffe stands for?

Q: (Among registered voters who know a little or more about Cuccinelli) What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about what Ken Cuccinelli stands for?

Q: (Among registered voters) Considering everything, are you satisfied with your choices in the governor's race, or do you wish that someone else was running?

Q: (Among registered voters) How about if the candidates were (Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat) and (Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican), and (Bill Bolling, running as an independent) for whom would you vote?

Q: Please tell me if the following applies to Terry McAuliffe -- He has high personal moral and ethical standards?

Q: Please tell me if the following applies to Ken Cuccinelli -- He has high personal moral and ethical standards?

Q: Please tell me if the following applies to Bob McDonnell -- He has high personal moral and ethical standards?

Q: Do you think people should be able to give as many personal gifts as they want to political candidates or officeholders in Virginia, or should there be limits on how much they can give?

Q: Do you think elected officials in Virginia should or should not be required to disclose large gifts given to their immediate family members from non-family members?

Q: How closely, if at all, have you been following news about gifts and other political contributions from Star Scientific, a Virginia company, to state lawmakers?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

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