Poll: Clinton has 7-point lead in Virginia

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonI voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' MORE has a 7-point lead over Republican Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE among likely voters in Virginia, 45 percent to 38 percent, according to a Roanoke College poll released Friday.


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 the support of 5 percent of likely Virginia voters, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein is backed by 2 percent.

Another 9 percent of likely voters in the state are undecided.

Clinton's lead has decreased slightly from a poll taken in early October, when the Democratic nominee led her Republican rival by 9 points, 45 to 36 percent.

Clinton is viewed favorably by 40 percent of respondents and unfavorably by 47 percent, while Trump is viewed favorably by just 25 percent of voters and unfavorably by 58 percent.

The poll also finds 69 percent of respondents think Clinton is either very or somewhat qualified to serve in the White House.

Only 42 percent say the same of Trump.

The poll was conducted from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 among 654 likely voters in Virginia; its margin of error is 3.8 percentage points.

The recent poll was conducted after FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau would be reviewing newly discovered emails "pertinent" to its investigation into Clinton's use of a private server while secretary of State.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state, Clinton has a 4.7-point lead over Trump, 47 to 42.3 percent.