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Survey: Clinton leads Trump in Virginia

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Hillary Clinton leads Republican candidate Donald Trump in Virginia, as per new survey of likely voters by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

Clinton is favored by 48 percent of likely voters in Virginia, and Trump is backed by 38 percent.

In a four-way matchup, the Democratic candidate’s lead over Trump drops to 6 points, 39 percent to 33 percent.

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Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is backed by 15 percent of respondents, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent competitor Evan McMullin are both supported by 3 percent of likely voters.

In the two-way matchup, Clinton leads Trump among ladies by 28 points, 57 percent to 29 percent. Trump has leverage among men, 49 percent to 37 percent.

The survey finds 93 percent of Democrats say they are supporting Clinton, compared to 87 percent of Republicans say’s they’re backing Trump.

Another 5 percent of Republicans say they are casting their vote for the Democratic nominee, and 1 percent of Democrats are supporting Trump.

Clinton leads among white, college-educated voters, 45 percent to 40 percent, and Trump has a vastly favorable position among non-college educated white voters, 64 percent to 24 percent.

As per the survey, 53 percent of Virginia voters think Trump is racist. A majority of voters additionally think Clinton can’t be trusted with classified information.

More voters likewise think Clinton would be a better commander in chief than Trump The survey finds 50 percent of voters think Clinton would be a better commander in chief, and 40 percent of likely voters in Virginia say the same of Trump.

The survey was directed from Sept. 15 to 23 among 1,003 likely Virginia voters. The safety buffer is 3.9 percentage points.

As indicated by the RealClearPolitics average of polls in Virginia, Clinton has a 6.9-point lead over her Republican opponent, 46.9 percent to 40 percent.

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