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Poll Shows McAuliffe Maintains Lead in VA Governor Race

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Less than two weeks until Election Day, and a new poll of likely voters shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe maintaining his lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli - with very few left undecided. Only four percent of likely voters are undecided, with another seven percent saying there's a good chance they'll change their mind before November 5.  

Wednesday's Quinnipiac University Poll puts McAuliffe up 46 to 39 percent over Cuccinelli, with Libertarian Robert Sarvis maintaining an impressive 10 percent - much more than analysts expected this late in the game.

These results mirror very closely what we saw in an October 10 poll. One thing that has changed is how people perceive the race overall, with 58 percent of likely voters holding an unfavorable impression of the election. That comes as little surprise, given the race's negativity and very unpopular candidates.

But this is just another poll, and some experts think the final gubernatorial debate Thursday night in Blacksburg could be a make-or-break moment for Cuccinelli, who has to make up some sizeable ground in less than two weeks. 

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