that there is a THIRD party running (Libertarian Robert Sarvis), who is pulling votes from Cuccinelli according to the polls or they would be neck and neck....but except for the Clinton, Bush the First, and THEIR third party runner (Perot) race, voters rarely actually turn out and vote for that third party. Don't count him out yet, Rob and WPost......
Teapublicans and State AG Ken Cuccinelli.
Apparently 63% of people intending to vote for McAuliffe are voting AGAINST Cuccinelli and the Tea Party and the Party of the Shut Down, the Party of Wag the Dog.
Currently McAuliffe leads 51% to 39% for Cuccinelli which isn't the world's most resounding support, but it will do.
Of course ***** Cuccinelli is his own worst enemy, he's the guy who advocated Vaginal Ultra-Sounds for all terminations of Pregnancies.
Now, as a one time resident of a neighbouring State, I don't read Virginia as the home of liberal Democrats despite knowing one down there, but the Tea Party has been poisoning the wells for real Mainstream Republicans all over the United States for the last 5 or 6 years, and is everywhere blamed for the Shut Down in Washington.
Tea Partiers, as the Chinese used to say, "May you live in Interesting Times."