Clinton holds 7-point advantage in VA, according to latest poll

Clinton holds 7-point advantage in VA, according to latest poll

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - The Wason Center For Public Policy at Christopher Newport University has released a new poll showing the results after last week's presidential debate.

Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a seven-point advantage in Virginia over Republican Donald Trump, 42 percent to 35 percent.

"Hillary Clinton's debate performance has improved her position in Virginia slightly," said Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the Wason Center. "Most significant is perhaps her improved support among younger voters, a critical part of the Obama coalition."

Clinton increased her support from 34 percent to 41 percent among voters ages 18 to 34. The survey says the jump is due to millennial voters moving "away from the Libertarian ticket and other third-party candidates and into Clinton's camp."

The survey also found that only 73 percent of Republicans in Virginia say they plan to vote for Trump, which is a five-point drop from before the debate.

On the other hand, 88 percent of Virginia Democrats say they will vote for Clinton.

Trump once had a seven-point lead over Clinton among military households, but now the candidates are within one percent of each other. The latest results show Clinton at 37 percent and Trump at 36 percent.

The baseline poll released on Sept. 26 showed Clinton led Trump 39 percent to 33 percent on the five-candidate ballot.

The survey was conducted between Sept. 27 and 30 and used 892 likely Virginia voters, with a 3.7 percent margin of error.

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