As the race winds down for Governor of Virginia, the Real Clear Politics average of all polls taken on the race shows Lt. Governor Ralph Northam up 5.8 points over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie. The poll average was from six polls taken in Virginia in the month of October. Fox News has Northam ahead by 7 points, Quinnipiac has Northam with a 14 point lead, Monmouth has Gillespie leading by one point, Christopher Newport University has Northam leading by 4, Roanoke College has Northam up by 6 and Emerson has Northam up by 4.
On the House of Delegates race, Professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia has placed District 100 in the likely Republican category as opposed to safe Republican. Sabato used as reasoning the fact that Lt. Gov. Northam is an Eastern Shore native and that because of his candidacy some voters may vote straight Democratic. However, he added that its just as likely that many voters will elect to vote Democratic for Governor and Republican for delegate. Delegate Robert Bloxom Jr., a Republican, is facing Democrat Willie Randall for a third time.