Friday, June 13, 2014

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Virginia 2014 Senatorial Survey

Rasmussen (R) Virginia 2014 Senate Poll
  • Mark Warner (D) 53% (51%)
  • Ed Gillespie (R) 36% (37%)
  • Some other candidate 3% (2%)
  • Undecided 9% (9%)
Survey of 750 likely voters was conducted June, 2014. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted January 20-21, 2014 are in parentheses.

Inside the numbers: 
Ninety percent (90%) of Virginia Democrats support Warner, while 70% of the state's Republicans back Gillespie. The incumbent has a 45% to 34% lead among voters not affiliated with either major party.
Warner remains far better-known to Virginia voters. He is viewed Very Favorably by 34% and Very Unfavorably by 14%. Just two percent (2%) say they have never heard of him. Ten percent (10%) have a Very Favorable opinion of Gillespie, while 11% view him Very Unfavorably. However, 23% still say they have never heard of the Republican candidate, although that’s down from 30% earlier this year.
Voters trust Warner more than Gillespie on all four issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. The Democrat leads in voter trust when it comes to handling government spending (47% to 29%) and taxes (45% to 31%). Warner holds even larger leads in the areas of government ethics and corruption (45% to 27%) and social issues (50% to 29%). However, 22% to 28% of voters are not sure which candidate they trust more on all four issues.

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