Sen. Mark Warner holds a strong lead in his reelection race over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie, a new poll shows, as few Virginians know enough about Gillespie to have developed an opinion yet.

The Christopher Newport University survey of Virginia registered voters also shows that former governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) remains relatively popular in the state, though his numbers dropped in the poll as news came that he had been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption charges.