[hide]Governor of Virginia: Three-way race (with Bolling). Poll, Terry McAuliffe (D) , Ken Cuccinelli (R). Polls and chart for Virginia Governor: Cuccinelli vs. See the latest estimates and poll results at HuffPost Pollster. Election on November 5, RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–Despite the importance of state and local issues on the ballot, turnout tends to be lower in an off-election year. Polls have shown Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general, in the governor's race. Libertarian. Preview. Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, has mounted a modest lead in the polls heading into. Welcome to a non-presidential election year in the age of Obama. Last week, a new poll showed Democratic Senate candidate Ed Markey. November 6, Terry McAuliffe narrowly won the Virginia governor's race Tuesday, defeating Republican The Libertarian candidate, Robert Sarvis, did well among young voters, winning about a fifth of their vote, according to exit polling. How the heck did that happen? Most public polls leading up to Election Day had Democrat Terry McAuliffe coasting to victory, some by double. Three-Way Race: McAuliffe vs. Cuccinelli vs. Sarvis Poll, Date, Sample, Cuccinelli (R), McAuliffe (D), Spread All Virginia Governor - Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe. Poll source, Date(s) administered, Sample size, Margin of error, Ken Cuccinelli ( R), Terry McAuliffe (D), Robert Sarvis (L), Other.