A new poll taken in Virginia after the second debate and the release of the "Access Hollywood" tape showed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with a 15 percentage point lead over Republican candidate Donald Trump.
The poll of 809 likely Virginia voters by the Wason Center for Public Policy indicated Clinton leads among men, 37 percent to 32 percent, and military households, 38 percent to 32 percent, for the first time. Women’s support of Clinton is nearly double their support for Trump, 50 percent to 26 percent.
A late September poll conducted by the Wason Center had Clinton’s lead at 7 percentage points.
While Clinton’s support among Democrats has remained steady, Trump’s support among Republicans in Virginia has eroded 10 points, from 78 percent on Sept. 26 to 68 percent on October 16. It would appear those Republican voters are either turning to Clinton, going from 3 percent to 7 percent in the same time frame, or becoming undecided in their choice.
Clinton is also growing among younger voters (18-34), increasing from 34 percent in late September to 45 percent in the latest poll. Trump has declined among those same voters, 23 percent to 18 percent.
The poll was conducted between Oct. 11 and Oct. 14, after the second debate and the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent.