CNU's final poll has Northam leading Gillespie, one day before election

The Wason Center at Christopher Newport University released their final poll on Monday morning, showing Northam ahead with a six-point advantage.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- There is one day left in the race for Richmond, between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie.

The Wason Center at Christopher Newport University released their final poll on Monday morning, showing Northam ahead with a six-point advantage.

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According to the poll, Northam leads his Republican rival, 51 percent to 45 percent. Researchers say Northam has a big lead with women, people who live in Hampton Roads and black voters.

Gillespie still leads with white voters and men.

In the race for lieutenant governor, Democrats lead as well with Justin Fairfax at 50 percent to state senator Jill Vogel at 45 percent.

For attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring, who is seeking a second term, is ahead of Republican John Adams by 4 points.

This data collected as Wason Center researchers surveyed 839 likely voters from October 29 to November 4. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percent.

Virginia is one of only two states electing new a new governor this year, and the contest is viewed by many as an early referendum on President Donald Trump's political popularity.

Democrats are eager to prove they can harness anti-Trump energy into success at the polls, while Republicans are looking to show they have a winning blueprint in a blue-leaning state.

Allied groups and political parties on both sides are touting unprecedented get-out-the-vote efforts.

CNU Wason Center Poll, 11/6/17 by 13News Now on Scribd

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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