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Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli Tied In 2013 Virginia Governor Race: Poll

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GreenTech Automotive chairman Terry McAuliffe speaks on July 6, 2012 during the unveiling of GreenTech Automotive's new electric MyCar at their manufacturing facility in Horn Lake, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) | AP

Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli are running dead even in Virginia's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University.

Former DNC chair McAuliffe and GOP state attorney Cuccinelli each took 38 percent of registered voters.

The results are similar to a Quinnipiac survey last month showing McAuliffe with a 1-point edge. Other polls have also found an extremely close race. Most give McAuliffe a small lead, although a Roanoke College poll found Cuccinelli 7 points ahead.

If Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling enters the race as an independent, he would take votes mostly from Republicans, putting McAuliffe ahead of Cuccinelli by 34 to 31 percent, according to Quinnipiac. Most polling on the race has shown Bolling with support in the low teens.

Bolling has suggested he'll make an announcement in mid-March about his plans.

The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,112 registered voters by phone between Feb. 14 and Feb. 18.


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