Poll: Clinton up 16 over Trump in Virginia

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Nation mourns Colin Powell The Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight Powell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief MORE is 16 points ahead of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE in Virginia, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Clinton has 48 percent support to Trump's 32 percent among likely voters in the state, the Roanoke College survey found.


Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE has 8 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 3 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton's lead over Trump grows to 19 points.

The poll also showed improved favorability ratings for Clinton in Virginia. Thirty-nine percent said they saw the Democratic nominee favorably, while 45 percent saw her unfavorably.

In a May edition of the same poll, she had 35 percent favorability and 50 percent unfavorability.

Trump has gone the other way. His 23 percent favorability is the same as it was in May, but the real estate mogul's 63 percent unfavorability is up from May, when he had 56 percent unfavorable.

Roanoke College poll was of 803 likely voters in Virginia via cell and landline telephone interviews from Aug. 7-17. It has a 3.5 percent margin of error.