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

In this poll:

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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 in the state of Virginia: 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) 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 who support McAuliffe) 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 registered voters who support Cuccinelli) 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 LIKELY voters) How about if the candidates were (Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat) and (Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican), and (Robert Sarvis running as a Libertarian) for whom would you vote?

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

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

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

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

Q: (Among registered voters) Will one reason for your vote for governor be to express (support for) President Obama, to express (opposition to) Obama, or is Obama not a factor in your choice?

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

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

Q: (Among registered 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 registered 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) 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 (Northam, the Democrat) or (Jackson, the Republican)?

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 Democrat) or (Obenshain, the Republican)?

Q: (Among registered voters) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob McDonnell is handling his job as governor?

Q: (Among registered voters) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

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

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

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

Q: (Among registered voters) Would you support or oppose changing Virginia law to require elected officials to report gifts over $500 within 10 days?

Q: (Among registered voters) Would you support or oppose changing Virginia law to require elected officials to report gifts given to immediate family members?

Q: (Among registered voters) Would you support or oppose changing Virginia law to c. ban personal gifts of more than $100 to elected officials?

Q: (Among registered voters) 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: (Among registered voters) How closely, if at all, have you been following news about Terry McAuliffe's leadership of the GreenTech car company while it had business troubles?

Q: (Among registered voters) How closely, if at all, have you been following news about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's office providing legal guidance to energy companies in a lawsuit with Virginia landowners over natural gas royalties?

Q: (Among registered voters) While McAuliffe was chairman of GreenTech, the car company fell far short of goals on creating jobs and building cars and is now under federal investigation. In thinking about your vote for governor, does McAuliffe's work with GreenTech make you (more likely) to support him, (less likely) or won't it affect your vote one way or the other?

Q: (Among registered voters) While serving as Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli received unreported gifts from the CEO of Star Scientific. He was cleared in a state investigation and has donated $18,000 to charity to make up for the gifts. In thinking about your vote for governor, does Cuccinelli's dealings with Star Scientific make you (more likely) to support him, (less likely) or won't it affect your vote one way or the other?

Q: (Among registered voters) After receiving $100,000 in unreported personal gifts and loansbecame public, McDonnell apologized and returned most of the gifts and repaid the loans. Do you approve or disapprove of McDonnell's overall handling of this situation?

Q: (Among registered voters) Considering everything, do you think Bob McDonnell should step down as the Governor of Virginia, or not?

Q: (Among registered voters) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

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