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Virginia Gubernatorial Race Is Close — Real Close — Finds New Poll

In Virginia, a new Quinnipiac University poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe clinging to a slight lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

The latest poll has McAuliffe at 45 percent and Cuccinelli at 41 percent with Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis trailing at nine percent. The survey included 1,200 likely voters and has a margin of error of three percentage points — meaning McAuliffe's lead is only slightly larger than the margin of error.

If Sarvis were not in the race, according to the poll, the race would be too close to call.

Only four percent of likely voters say they are undecided, and only seven percent say say there's a "good chance" they will change their minds in the next six days.

The Democrat retains a solid lead among women voters, which many see has a potential key to victory. McAullife has 50 percent support among women while Cuccinelli has 37 percent.

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