Hampton University has entered the polling game with a look at the statewide races. Their findings? Terry McAuliffe leads Ken Cuccinelli by five percentage points, 42 to 37 percent, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis at 8 percent.

But more interesting are the downticket races, where E.W. Jackson, all but written off by Virginia’s press, is in a statistical tie with Democrat Ralph Northam. And more surprising? Jackson is on the plus side of the 2.9 percent margin of error.

In the attorney general’s race, Republican Mark Obenshain leads Democrat Mark Herring by four points. But as is typical with the down ballot contests, name recognition is low, and undecided voters are legion.

The full poll results can be read here.

[Continue reading Norman Leahy’s post at Bearing Drift.]

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