New poll released in Virginia gubernatorial race

POSTED: 7:48 AM Aug 21 2013   UPDATED: 4:54 PM Aug 21 2013

A new statewide poll on the Virginia gubernatorial race just one day after one candidate receives an endorsement from a member of the opposite party.

Quinnipiac University's survey of 1,129 likely voters finds 48 percent support Democrat Terry McAuliffe to 42 percent who backed Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who is Virginia's attorney general.

Trustworthiness was determined to be voters' top concern as 93 percent of respondents ranked it as very important or extremely important. 42 percent considered Cuccinelli trustworthy, while 43 percent said he is not. 

39 percent found McAuliffe trustworthy, compared to 36 percent who said he is not.

The poll results come just one day after McAuliffe received an endorsement from a longtime Republican political strategist.

Boyd Marcus endorsed McAuliffe Tuesday and said he will advise his campaign. Marcus orchestrated former governor Jim Gilmore's successful bid for governor in 1997. 

He also advised the campaign of U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Marcus says he is endorsing McAuliffe because he sees him as the candidate willing to work with both parties to get things done.