Gillespie, Northam Hope to Impress in Tonight's Final Gubernatorial Debate

Henrietta Strickland
October 11, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie at a rally in the southwest Virginia town of Abingdon on Saturday Oct. 14, according to Gillespie spokesman David Abrams.

Last month, the same poll showed Mr. Northam leading by a 47 percent to 41 percent margin.

Libertarian Cliff Hyra now has support from three percent of likely voters, down one percentage point from a September 25 poll, and six percent of voters remain undecided.

Democratic candidate Ralph Northam broke new ground on automobile inspection policy.

Democrat Justin Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor, leads Republican state Senator Jill Vogel in the lieutenant governor's race, 48 percent to 40 percent, compared with 46 percent to 42 percent in the benchmark poll.

The poll's results also included a breakdown of which party the people polled lean toward, with 38 percent being Republican, 34 percent being Democrats and 25 percent were independents.

And in the race for attorney general, incumbent Mark Herring leads John Adams 51 to 40 percent.

Northam has pledged to prioritize state investments in increased teacher pay, and policies that attract the best and brightest educators and support their professional growth and ability to focus on what they do best - teach.

Kidd says Gillespie is most likely to go on the attack accusing Northam of supporting sanctuary cities, although both candidates acknowledge Virginia has no sanctuary cities. Thirty-three percent of Gillespie voters said illegal immigration was an important problem.

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