Last poll: D +8, Northam gets an 8pt margin.
This poll: D+12, Northam ekes out a 6pt margin.
Some interesting nuggets in this poll for astute observers. Libertarian Cliff Hyra polls at 4 points while Gillespie moves up 2 — nothing good in those numbers for Northam.
Here’s the additional kickers for Northam in the Quinnipiac poll:
- Gillespie edged up 2pts even though the Ds moved 4.
- Gillespie polls +9 with independents vs. Northam.
- Gillespie polls 41-38 vs. Northam on who will handle the economy.
- Gillespie polls 41-37 vs. Northam on taxes.
Overall, when you take the slant out of the poll? Quinnipiac confirms what we already knew: Gillespie is tied or slightly ahead of Northam at this rate.
When you throw into the mix that the VCU poll actually has Hyra doing better than Northam among independents? So far, we have an A+ poll out of Monmouth that is showing surprising strength out of Gillespie and what has to be disturbing weakness from Northam’s floundering and listless campaign.