Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a 9-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in Virginia, according to the latest Roanoke College poll.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 2 to Oct. 6 among 814 likely Virginia voters, before the release of the Trump tape from 2005 in which he made lewd comments about women.
- Clinton: 45 percent;
- Trump: 36 percent;
- Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson: 7 percent;
- Green Party nominee Jill Stein: 1 percent;
- Independent Evan McMullin: 1 percent;
- Undecided: 10 points.
In a two-way matchup:
- Clinton: 51 percent;
- Trump: 38 percent.
Both candidates are viewed unfavorably.
- Favorable: 39 percent;
- Unfavorable: 48 percent.
- Favorable: 29 percent;
- Unfavorable: 47 percent.
In an average of the Roanoke College poll and three other Virginia polls, Clinton has a 7.5 point lead, according to RealClearPolitics.
Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine is a senator representing Virginia and in September, the former secretary of state gained the endorsement of former Virginia Sen. John Warner, a Republican.
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