Raleigh, N.C.- PPP’s latest poll of Virginia voters shows that while 2014 may be an easy victory for Democrats, 2016 could still be anyone’s game. Mark Warner is looking very comfortable with a 51% approval rating, compared to 31% who disapprove. He currently holds double digit leads over all possible competitors, including Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (53% to 35%), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (52% to 36%), State Delegate Bob Marshall (50% to 34%), and Governor Bob McDonnell (51% to 36%).
Of these possible Republican candidates, only Bolling has a positive favorability rating split, 25% to 17%, though a good majority, 58% have no opinion whatsoever. All the others are unpopular with the voters of Virginia; McDonnell has a 45% unfavorable rating compared to 32% favorable, Cantor has 42% unfavorable to 25% favorable, and Marshall is at 16% favorable to 7% favorable.