Clinton holds 12-point lead in VA in new poll

Clinton holds 12-point lead in VA in new poll

NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton holds a 12-point lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump, according to a new poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christoper Newport University.

The poll, which shows Clinton leading 45-33, says that Trump "recovered a little of the support he lost after the 'Access Hollywood' tape."

The poll was conducted in the four days leading up to Wednesday's final debate among 834 likely Virginia voters and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.9 percent.

The poll also shows that 72 percent of Republicans support Trump while 88 percent of Democrats support Clinton. Clinton is also gaining ground with independent voters, getting 44 percent of their support, up from 21 percent in September.

Regionally, Clinton has a 36-point edge in Northern Virginia, leading 57-21 percent. Trump topped 50 percent of support in the south and southwest part of the Commonwealth.

The Wason Center will release two more polls before Election Day on Oct. 28 and Nov. 7.

Click here for full poll results.

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