Poll: Clinton up 7 points on Trump in Virginia
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE has closed some of the gap in Virginia, but Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College Federal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world MORE still leads the state by seven points, a new poll finds.


Clinton has 44 percent support in Virginia to Trump's 37 percent, according to a Roanoke College poll released Thursday. Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonOn The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Polarized campaign leaves little room for third-party hopefuls The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE has 8 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein has 1 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup without third-party candidates, Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, leads by 11 points, 51 percent to 40 percent.

In last month's version of the same poll, Clinton led the head-to-head matchup by 16 points.

Clinton holds a lead among ideological moderates, 45 percent to 29 percent — but her lead among this group has declined since an August poll.

Sixty-four percent of likely voters say they are very interested in the campaign, and 90 percent say they care a good deal about who wins the presidency, the poll found.

The poll was conducted from Sept. 11 to 20 among 841 likely Virginia voters. The margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.

Clinton leads Virginia by about 5 points, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.