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McAuliffe polling at bottom of pack in Democratic primary field

By: - March 5, 2019 4:23 pm

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (NBC12)

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Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he hasn’t decided one way or the other whether he’ll run for president in 2020, but if he does, it’ll be a slog.

How much of a slog?

Polling of 12,000 likely voters in next year’s Democratic primary puts him in a three-way tie for dead last, registering zero-percent support along with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has made climate change the cornerstone of his campaign, and John Delaney, a former U.S. representative from Maryland.

Early Democratic presidential primary polling released Tuesday by Morning Consult.

The poll was conducted by Morning Consult and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point.

McAuliffe has said he’ll make up his mind by March 31.

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Ned Oliver
Ned Oliver

Ned, a Lexington native, has been a fulltime journalist since 2008, beginning at The News-Gazette in Lexington, and including stints at the Berkshire Eagle, in Berkshire County, Mass., and the Times-Dispatch and Style Weekly in Richmond. He is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in Great Barrington, Mass. He was named Virginia's outstanding journalist for 2020 by the Virginia Press Association.