Virginians don’t like their candidates for governor

August 22, 2013

More Virginia voters by a wide margin say they will vote for gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe or Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II than say they like them, according to poll results released Wednesday amid an uncharacteristically toxic campaign.

Mr. McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, claimed a 48 percent to 42 percent lead over Mr. Cuccinelli, the state’s Republican attorney general, in the Quinnipiac University survey. But just 34 percent of respondents said they view the Democrat favorably while only 35 percent said the same of the Republican.

The results provide a contrast to recent gubernatorial contests in the genteel Old Dominion in which candidates from both parties had favorability ratings far above their poll numbers at this stage in the race.

Thirty-three percent of those polled said they view Mr. McAuliffe unfavorably, while 41 percent have a similar opinion of Mr. Cuccinelli.

“The campaign has been light on issues and big on personalities, and it is in the area of personal characteristics that McAuliffe has a small edge,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

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