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POLL: Cuccinelli has large lead over Bolling in Va. GOP race

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has a 51 – 15 percent lead over Republican rival Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling in the 2013 Republican primary for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning.

“While the ratio of job approval/disapproval among all voters is similar for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Republicans give the attorney general much higher ratings,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a press release.  “It is early in the campaign, but at this point, Cuccinelli holds a very, very strong position in the race for governor.”

The poll indicated Cuccinelli leads Bolling in all GOP demographic groups.

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(If Republican or Republican Leaner) If the 2013 Republican primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli, for whom would you vote?

(If Republican or Republican Leaner) If the 2013 Republican primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli, for whom would you vote?

  • GOP men 55 – 20 percent
  • GOP women 46 – 9 percent
  • Among conservatives 54 – 15 percent 
  • Among moderates 45 – 15 percent 
  • Among white evangelical Christians 51 – 15 percent
  • Among those who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement 67 – 8 percent

The poll showed among all voters Bolling had a 36 – 21 percent job approval rating compared to Cuccinelli’s 46 – 29 percent.  But when just Republicans are surveyed, Bolling’s 48 – 12 percent trails Cuccinelli’s 70 – 9 percent. 

From May 30 – June 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,282 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.  Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.  The survey includes 549 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percent.

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