Illustrative excerpts: The shift in the race has come .htmllmost exclusively from female
voters, who prefer McAuliffe by a 24-point margin over Cuccinelli. The
candidates were effectively tied among women in a Washington Post poll
The challenge for Cuccinelli is stark: Nearly half of all voters view
him unfavorably, and they trust his opponent as much as or more than the
Republican on every major issue in the race, according to the poll.
has accused McAuliffe and other Democrats of waging a war on coal and
working-class Virginians, but he trails by nine points among voters who
were asked whom they trust more on energy and the environment.