Poll: Trump trailing Clinton in Virginia among likely voters

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, on stage during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photos)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, on stage during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photos)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WAVY) — GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump trails Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by nine points in the state of Virginia, according to poll results released Wednesday by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber’s poll looked at attitudes among 500 likely voters across several regions of the state, including Hampton Roads.

Voters were polled on a variety of topics, including the presidential election, the possibility of the Washington Redskins moving to Northern Virginia and the status of the economy.

Clinton leads Trump 47-38 in the poll, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling at 3 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein getting less than 1 percent.

The chamber’s poll does have Trump leading in the Roanoke region of the state 53-39, but trailing in the Washington, D.C. Metro area 57-30.

Clinton’s lead in this poll is the chamber’s poll is a couple of percentage points higher than a poll Christopher Newport University released following the first presidential debate. Clinton and Trump are facing off in the third debate Wednesday night.

The poll found that a majority of voters — 46 percent to 23 percent — would be in favor of the Washington Redskins moving from FedEx Field to a new stadium in Northern Virginia.

Only 23 percent would support tax initiatives for the team to make the move.

The chamber’s poll also found:

  • Fifty-five percent of voters would support making Right to Work laws a constitutional amendment.
  • Fifty-three percent of voters polled believe the economy is going in the right direction, while only 39 percent believe the United State’s economy is moving in the right direction.

Read the full results and breakdown of the chamber’s poll here.