Roanoke College Poll shows Clinton with 16-point lead in Virginia
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has opened a 16-point lead over Republican Donald Trump among likely voters in Virginia, according to The Roanoke College Poll.
Clinton is favored by 48 percent of poll respondents compared with 32 percent for Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson received the support of 8 percent of likely voters, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein trailed the field with 3 percent, while 9 percent remain undecided.
In a two-way matchup, Clinton's lead grows to 19 points (55 to 36 percent). The two candidates were tied in the May Roanoke College Poll.
Clinton's favorable ratings, though not good, have improved from May (39 percent favorable; 45 percent unfavorable compared to 35 percent and 50 percent in May), while Trump's numbers are very poor and marginally worse than in May (23 percent favorable; 63 percent unfavorable down from 23 percent and 56 percent).
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, is viewed favorably by a majority of respondents (52 percent). That is a significant increase from 32 percent in January,