After a long series of polls favorable to Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (D) in his quest to outpace Republican Ed Gillespie and succeed term-limited Governor Terry McAuliffe (D), the new Monmouth University poll (10/12-16; 408 VA likely voters) produces the opposite result. The New Jersey University’s data shows Gillespie now pulling into a slight one-point 48-47% lead. The movement could relate to ads the Gillespie Campaign has been running, attacking Northam for what the script calls his weak record on law enforcement as it relates to immigration and sanctuary cities.
Though other new polls still suggest a lead for Lt. Gov. Northam, the trend is moving in Mr. Gillespie’s direction. After finding Northam ahead by as much as 49-42% just a week ago, the Christopher Newport University polling sector again released new data (10/9-13; 642 VA likely voters). According to CNU, Mr. Northam maintains a shrinking lead. This time their results find the spread to be 48-44%.
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