UPDATE: Northam and Gillespie lead separate gubernatorial polls

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In a poll released by Hampton University on Wednesday, Republican Ed Gillespie had an 8 point lead over Democrat Ralph Northam.

In the poll, 41% of those surveyed said they would vote for Gillespie, while 33% said they would vote for Northam. 27% percent were undecided.

The poll questioned 750 registered voters who said they were "likely" to vote on November 7th in the Virginia General Election.


In a poll released Friday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, Democrat Ralph Northam broke the 50% mark and extended his lead over Republican Ed Gillespie as the race to be Virginia's next governor entered its final weeks.

According to the poll, Northam is the choice of 50% of likely voters surveyed, while Gillespie is the choice of 43%. Libertarian Cliff Hyra polled at 3%, while 4% are undecided.