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Trump leads all contenders in Virginia, Hillary holds majority over Sanders in CNU poll

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Posted at 6:48 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 08:18:12-05

Two weeks before Virginia votes on Super Tuesday, Donald Trump leads all contenders in the Virginia Republican primary, while Hillary Clinton holds a majority over Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, according to a new poll by Christopher Newport University.

Clinton has the majority among likely Democratic primary voters, at 52 percent. Sanders is trailing behind at 40 percent.

Trump has the highest unfavorable rating at 64 percent, while Rubio has the highest favorable rating at 44 percent.

Clinton’s favorable rating is 33%, with 59% unfavorable.

“Virginia Democrats continue to be hesitant on Clinton,” said Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy Quentin Kidd. “However, she maintains a solid lead over Sanders in the primary, with only a small percentage of undecided voters left.”

Voters say they are more interested in supporting a candidate who agrees with them than one who can win.

The label Democratic Socialist bothers Republicans far more than Democrats and Independents, but everyone is put off by a candidate who calls for a ban on non-citizen Muslims entering the U.S., according to the poll.

Click here for the complete poll results.