The Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University provides unbiased and non-partisan research and information about important public policy issues facing Virginia and about citizens' views on those issues.
McAuliffe maintains 7% lead over Cuccinelli; Sarvis' 10% coming more from GOP
Nov. 1 - A survey of 1,185 registered voters, including 1,038 likely voters, shows McAuliffe maintaining a strong single-digit lead - 45% to 38% - over Cuccinelli in the race to become Virginia's seventy-second governor.
Most voters favor Medicaid expansion, gay marriage and capping gifts to officeholders; Republicans lead in House of Delegates
Oct. 16 - A survey of 944 registered voters, including 753 likely voters shows McAuliffe has an edge with likely voters on issues; Republicans lead generic House of Delegates ballot.
Will Virginia elect its first Governor in nearly 50 years with less than 50% of the vote?
Oct. 15 - A survey of 944 registered voters, including 753 likely voters shows McAuliffe leading Cuccinelli by 7%; Libertarian Robert Sarvis continuing to poll well for a third-party candidate.
Virginia voters see campaigns as more negative and politicians as less ethical and more partisan
Oct. 9 - A survey of 1,004 registered voters, including 889 likely voters shows voters seeing both campaigns for governor as more negative than positive, and politicans as less ethical than they used to be.
McAuliffe leads by 9% as Cuccinelli loses women and key Republican voters
Oct. 8 - A survey of 1,004 registered voters, including 889 likely voters show McAuliffe leading in the race for Governor; Northam leading in the race for Lieutenant Governor, and Herring leading in the race for Attorney General.
Richmond-area Residents Support Baseball on the Boulevard
Oct. 6 - A survey of residents of Richmond, and Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover counties shows a split between the city and counties over the Redskins training camp, but strong support for keeping minor league baseball on the Boulevard.