A new Quinnipiac University of Virginia poll produces better results for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam than last week’s Harper Polling survey data. The latter study found he and former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie tied at 46%. The Q-Poll (6/15-20; 1,145 VA registered voters) gives the Lt. Governor and new Democratic gubernatorial nominee a 47-39% advantage. Northam also has a better favorability index: 47:39% positive to negative versus Gillespie’s 29:29% ratio. Still, respondents trusted Gillespie to do a better job with the economy and on taxes, while they favored Northam on education, healthcare, and immigration - the latter by only a slight 40-37% margin.
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