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With only a day until Virginians go to the polls to elect a new governor, a new poll finds that Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened up a six-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

According to the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, McAuliffe has attracted the support of 46 percent of likely voters, while Cuccinelli claimed 40 percent and Libertarian Party contender Robert Sarvis took eight percent. Five percent of voters said they remained undecided.

The poll also found a significant gender gap in support for McAuliffe and Cuccinelli. Fifty percent of women polled said they sided with the Democrat, while 36 percent chose the Republican. Men were more evenly split, with 44 percent going for Cuccinelli and 42 percent for McAuliffe.

For anyone that claims that Sarvis may be spoiling the contest for Cuccinelli, the polls finds otherwise: with the Libertarian out of the equation, McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli 49-42.

In late October, another Quinnipiac poll has McAuliffe ahead by only four points, just outside of the margin of error. Other polls have put McAuliffe ahead by as much as 12 percentage points. Political analysts say that turnout will be key in deciding who wins.

The poll surveyed 1,606 likely voters with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.5 percentage points.

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