New poll shows McAuliffe in lead

7 percent between candidates

POSTED: 7:17 AM Sep 24 2013   UPDATED: 10:10 AM Sep 24 2013
McAuliffe Cuccinelli Campaign

A new poll done by the Washington Post shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the lead in the race.

He leads 47 percent to Republican Ken Cuccinelli's 39 percent among likely voters. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis holds 10 percent of the vote.

Ken Cuccinelli has accused McAuliffe and other Democrats of waging a war on coal but according to this poll, he trails by nine points among voters who were asked who they trust more on energy and the environment.

Cuccinelli is tied with McAuliffe on issues of transportation and the economy