Voters are more closely divided in the state’s congressional races, with 47 percent supporting Democratic candidates and 46 percent backing Republicans, suggesting a significant potential for split-ticket voting. The pattern is concentrated in Northern Virginia, which includes the competitive 10th congressional District, where Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) has distanced herself from Trump amid a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett. Clinton leads by 25 points over Trump in this area while Democrats hold a narrower 14-point edge in congressional support.
The survey also finds evidence that the vice presidential candidates, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), are boosting support for their ticket among those who dislike their respective running mates.
At the end of a long and insult-filled campaign, clear majorities of Virginians dislike both candidates, with 60 percent of likely voters unfavorable toward Trump and 57 percent holding similar views of Clinton. Nearly three-quarters of voters say Clinton is too willing to bend the rules, while nearly 6 in 10 say Trump is biased against women and minorities.