Democrat Northam Removes Running Mate from Ads to Appease Virginia Union Supporters

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Libertarian Cliff Hyra received 3 percent, while 5 percent of likely voters are still up for grabs.

According to a Roanoke College poll, Northam has a six point lead.

The latest poll shows Gillespie with a slight lead, garnering 49 percent of support from likely voters to Northam's 48 percent.

"This has never been more than a five point race in Monmouth's polling, and that means either candidate has a very real shot at winning this thing".

The tightening may have occurred in just the past few days and, with three weeks to go until the election, that movement could be significant if future polls show a trend in Gillespie's favor.

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"It is hard to tease out a specific Trump effect from all the other considerations Virginians make in deciding how to vote in this race", he said.

In northern Virginia, however, more than half (54 percent) say Mr. Trump is a factor in their vote.

The Virginia Democrat Party previously excluded Fairfax at the party's 2016 state convention; they later issued an apology to Justin Fairfax after previously attacking him over whether he could speak at the party's state convention in 2016.

Fairfax, however, has made no such concessions, and Northam's campaign is clearly concerned that his failure to even begrudgingly accept the pipeline will endanger the Democratic ticket with powerful union voices in the state, and among voters who ally themselves with big labor. Trump lost Virginia to Hillary Clinton and Republicans in the Old Dominion have embraced the president at varying levels.

Former President George W. Bush spoke at a private fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in town Monday night.