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Monmouth Poll: Spanberger Leads Va. GOP Rep. Dave Brat

Abigail Spanberger speaks into a microphone
Virginia Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger (Bill Clark/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 September 2018 01:23 PM

Forty-seven percent of likely voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District favor challenger Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat, compared to 42 percent who back incumbent Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., according to a Monmouth University Poll.

Here is how the poll breaks down.

  • 43 percent view Spanberger, a former CIA officer, favorably, compared to 19 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of her. 
  • 35 percent have a favorable opinion of Brat, while 27 percent have an unfavorable view of him.
  • 47 percent of voters in the district approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing in office, compared to 46 percent who do not.

The poll, conducted Sept. 15-24, surveyed 400 people in the district. The margin of error is plus or minus 6.9 percentage points.

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Virginia's 7th Congressional District incumbent Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., is trailing challenger Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat, 47-42 percent, albeit within the margin of error, according to a Monmouth University Poll.
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