Dead heat in Virginia governors' race
February 20th, 2013
09:46 AM ET
9 years ago

Dead heat in Virginia governors' race

(CNN) – The race for governor in Virginia couldn't get any tighter.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli both stand at 38% among registered voters in a poll released Wednesday from Quinnipiac University. Another 21% said they didn't know which candidate they'd support. Virginia will decide on a new governor in November.

Those results haven't changed much since January, when a Quinnipiac poll showed McAuliffe at 40% and Cuccinelli at 39%.

"Although the folks in Richmond are paying close attention to the political maneuvering around the governor's race, most Virginians have not yet begun focusing on it," Peter A. Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

On Tuesday, a source confirmed to CNN that former President Bill Clinton would headline a New York City fundraiser for McAuliffe in March. McAuliffe acted as co-chairman of Clinton's 1996 presidential campaign. Cuccinelli is Virginia's attorney general.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted by telephone from February 14-18 among 1,112 registered Virginia voters. The sampling error was plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. much thunder.little rain

    how many times is terry going to run...ugh..i quess til he finds someone he can beat....

    February 20, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. Bill

    Cuccinelli will never win the governor's race. Next.

    February 20, 2013 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    What is the matter with Virginia Democrats? They need to research Cuccinelli's actions surrounding his lawsuits against the then new Affordable Care Act. Compare who were campaign donors and who were the judges presiding over the courts that he selected to hear his case.

    February 20, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    much thunder.little rain

    how many times is terry going to run...ugh..i quess til he finds someone he can beat....

    kinda like a guy from Michigan....or is it Massachussetts? He's been running for office since 2008 and still is back home riding his car elevator up and down

    February 20, 2013 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    Shouldn't the AG be out running his purity tests? The Taliban would love to have this man working for them.

    February 20, 2013 10:49 am at 10:49 am |