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Analysis: Focus On Women Sways Polls In Virginia Gubernatorial Race

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Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is trailing his Democratic counterpart in the polls.
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Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is trailing his Democratic counterpart in the polls.

With just a month left until Virginia's gubernatorial elections, polling suggests Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has an edge over his Republican opponent Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. The poll from Christopher Newport University shows McAuliffe with a 9-point lead, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent. It also shows McAuliffe with a 12 point advantage among women in Virginia.

McAuliffe has portrayed Cuccinelli as being unsympathetic to the rights of women and Democratic strategists say the strategy is working. Matt McCleskey is joined by National Journal's Beth Reinhard to discuss the story.


Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book

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White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.

Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

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