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Poll shows Northam ahead in Virginia governor's race

Northam up by five points in VCU poll

Left to right: Dr. Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie

RICHMOND, Va. – A new poll shows Democrat Ralph Northam is ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for governor.

Northam is up by five points, 42 percent to 37 percent among likely voters, according to the poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra garnered 6 percent of the vote, while 13 percent of voters remained undecided in the race.

Democrats are also ahead in the lieutenant governor race, with 43 percent of likely voters supporting Justin Fairfax and 38 percent supporting Republican Jill Vogel.

Democrats also lead the attorney general race, with 45 percent of likely voters choosing Democrat Mark Herring and 39 percent choosing John Adams.

In both those races, 15 percent of likely voters remain undecided.

Click here to view the complete poll.