Recent News Releases

Roanoke/Rutgers-Eagleton/Siena College Study: Simultaneous Polls - Va, NJ, NY Majority in 3 states favorable on Hillary Clinton; Give Former Sec. of State 2016 lead over Christie, Paul & Ryan

March 4, 2014

Voters in NJ, NY & Va in favor of same-sex marriage, national gun registry, Keystone Pipeline, minimum wage hike, and medical marijuana. States mixed on Obamacare, unemployment extension. Cuomo Stronger in NY than Christie in NJ or McAuliffe in Va.

Roanoke College Poll: Virginians' view on ethics, mental health reforms, Medicaid expansion plus Warner vs. Gillespie for US Senate
Jan. 21, 2014

Virginians strongly support mental health and ethics reforms, but are divided on Medicaid expansion. Warner leads Gillespie in possible Senate race

Roanoke College Poll: Virginians' opinions of real estate market fall, buyers cautious in Central Virginia

Nov. 26, 2013

Virginia Real Estate Index: Majority of Virginians believe real estate market has improved since last year, but some are cautious about the coming year.

Roanoke College Poll: Va Consumer Optimism Wanes, Prices Remain Stable

Nov. 22, 2013

Virginia ConsumerSentiment slides since the last quarter, but short and long-term price expectations remain stable.

Roanoke College Poll: McAuliffe widens lead over Cuccinelli; Democrats also lead down-ticket races

Oct. 30, 2013

A poll of likely Va. voters shows Democrat Terry McAuliffe with a 15-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Libertarian Robert Sarvis claimed 9% in 2013 Gubernatorial election.

Roanoke College Poll: McAuliffe holds slim lead over Cuccinelli; down-ticket races also tight

Oct. 8, 2013

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has opened a six-point lead over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, while 16 percent of likely voters in Virginia remain undecided in the 2013 gubernatorial election. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis was supported by 9 percent of respondents, while the down-ticket races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are tight

Roanoke College Poll: Cuccinelli holds narrow lead over McAuliffe but one-quarter of registered voters undecided

July 17, 2013

Republican Ken Cuccinelli leads Democrat Terry McAuliffe, but more than one-fourth of registered voters in Virginia remain undecided in the 2013 gubernatorial election. Down ticket races are statistically tied, and more than half of voters polled said they have not followed the Star Scientific investigation involving McDonnell.

Roanoke College Poll: Virginians Support Immigration Reform; Split on Same-Sex Marriage; favor firearms regulations

April 18, 2013

Virginians support allowing those currently living in the U.S. to remain here legally and half support a path to citizenship for them. Residents of the Commonwealth are split on issues of same-sex marriage. Gun control regulations are supported but Virginians doubt the effectiveness of such regulation.

Roanoke College Poll: Cuccinelli holds narrow lead over McAuliffe; Majority supports non-military spending cuts

April 17, 2013

Republican Ken Cuccinelli leads Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the latest Roanoke College Poll. More than a third of Virginians are undecided in the 2013 Gubernatorial election.

The Roanoke College Poll's Virginia General Assembly Review

April 4, 2013

With the Virginia General Assembly's legislative session officially ended, IPOR presents this report on how the actions of the legislature compare to the sentiments of citizens polled.

Roanoke College Poll: The opinion of Virginians on Guns, Gun Policy and Gun Violence

January 28, 2013

Virginians favor firearms regulations but doubt their effectiveness. And Virginians support armed security at schools but oppose arming teachers.

Roanoke College Poll: Virginia General Assembly and important issues

January 24, 2013

Virginians weigh in on transportation, texting, uranium mining, education and more as the General Assembly makes important decisions. Virginia residents are largely undecided on Cuccinelli, McAuliffe and Bolling for Governor in 2013.

Roanoke College Poll: Late deciders push Romney to narrow lead over Obama in Va.; Allen overtakes Kaine in Va. Senate race

October 31, 2012

Romney overtakes Obama by narrow margin in Va. according to RC Poll conducted after Presidential debates. Rep. Allen enjoys 5 point lead over Dem. Tim Kaine for the U.S. Senate seat in Va.

Roanoke College Poll: Obama opens significant lead over Romney; Kaine outpolls Allen in Senate race.

October 2, 2012

President Obama opens an 8 pt. lead over Governor Romney. Tim Kaine holds a 10 pt. margin over George Allen for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia.  


Roanoke College Poll: Evangelical Christians favor Romney over Obama but have reservations; Virginians assess the role of religion and offer views on Mormonism

April 17, 2012

Evangelical Christians in Virginia would vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama for president, though Virginians remain focused on the economy regardless of religious affiliation.

Roanoke College Poll: Romney opens lead over Obama but faces enthusiasm gap; Kaine trails Allen in Senate race

April 10, 2012.

Republican nominee Mitt Romney opened a 6-point lead over President Barack Obama in Virginia. Republican George Allen maintains an 8-point lead on Democrat Tim Kaine in the likely matchup for the U.S. Senate seat from Va.

Roanoke College Poll: Va. Republican Primary poll shows Romney leads Paul but Republicans still skeptical of Presidential hopefuls.

March 1, 2012

Mitt Romney leads Ron Paul by 35 percentage points in Super Tuesday Republican Presidential primary election in Va. Romney leads Paul in every demographic group, although Paul does best with younger voters.

Roanoke College Poll: Allen leads Kaine in potential US Senate race; Republican hopefuls viewed negatively compared to Pres. Obama.

February 28, 2012

Republican George Allen opened an 8-point lead over Democrat Tim Kaine in likely November matchup for the U.S. Senate seat from Va. President Obama leads all Republican candidates except Mitt Romney, with whom he is statistically tied.