RVA Dialogue Survey: Kasich is best hope for GOP in Central VA

RVA Dialogue Survey: Kasich is best hope for GOP in Central VA

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Central Virginia voters say they would cast their ballot for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders over any of the Republican candidates in nearly all scenarios come November, according to a new poll.

The only match up between Republican and Democratic presidential nominees in which Central Virginia voters would favor the GOP is a John Kasich-Hillary Clinton match up, the RVA Dialogue survey found.

Clinton would fare best against Donald Trump, carrying 59 percent of the vote to his 41 percent, respondents said. Sanders held the largest margin of victory with 61 percent of respondents saying they would vote for him over Trump. Ted Cruz fared better against Clinton and Sanders, but still trailed by 10 and 14 percent respectively.

When Kasich was posed as the Republican nominee he tied with Sanders and bested Clinton 54 to 46 percent.

The survey was conducted online between April 19 and April 25 among 1,444 in Central Virginia, 96.4 percent of who said they were registered Virginia voters. Roughly 37 percent said they considered themselves Democrats, 30 percent considered themselves Republicans, 27 percent identified as Independents and five percent said they were best described as something else. Only 21.9 percent said they were liberal or very liberal, while 25.4 percent said they were conservative or very conservative. The remaining 49.1 percent said they were moderates leaning liberal or conservative, with 3.6 percent saying they were something else.

RVA Dialogue is a joint effort in partnership with Alan Newman Research, Johnson Marketing and NBC12.

Respondents were asked, "If the election for President was today, who would you vote for if the candidates were…?"

  • Hillary Clinton: 59%
  • Donald Trump: 41%
  • Hillary Clinton: 55%
  • Ted Cruz: 45%
  • John Kasich: 54%
  • Hillary Clinton: 46%
  • Bernie Sanders: 61%
  • Donald Trump: 39%
  • Bernie Sanders: 57%
  • Ted Cruz: 43%
  • John Kasich: 50%
  • Bernie Sanders: 50%

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