Recent News Releases

RC Poll: Virginians views on former Gov. McDonnell and police cases in the news

January 22, 2015

Virginians think McDonnell was a good governor but should serve time. Opinions are divided on Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. 

RC Poll: Virginians support ethics reforms; split on Medicaid expansion; Favor protecting gun ownership but support expanded background checks  

January 20, 2015

Virginians were asked their opinions on a variety of issues before the Virginia General Assembly.

RC Poll: Gillespie closes gap, but Warner still has significant lead in Senate race; Voters' views on Puckett-gate, Ebola, and ISIS

October 28, 2014

A plurality of poll respondents named an economic issue as the most important problem facing the country.

RC Poll: Warner maintains large lead in Senate race, Clinton edges possible 2016 Republican rivals

September 24, 2014

Virginia Senator Mark Warner has the highest favorable ratings of any statewide elected official.

RC Poll: Virginians split on Medicaid expansion, but oppose unilateral action; think McDonnell acted wrongly

July 24, 2014

More than half of Virginians polled think former Gov. Bob McDonnell did something wrong in his interactions with the CEO of Star Scientific. McDonnell's trial begins next week. Also, Virginians are divided on Medicaid Expansion.

RC Poll: Warner lead Gillespie in Senate race; Clinton keeps edge over possible 2016 Republican rivals; Obama approval down

July 23, 2014

Mark Warner holds 25 point lead over Ed Gillespie. In possible presidential matchups, Hillary Clinton leads three main Republican candidates. President Obama's approval rating down but Congress is lower.

RC Poll: Virginians support same-sex marriage, Warner leads Gillespie in possible Senate race

March 5, 2014

Although Virginians support a hypothetical national law legalizing same-sex marriage in every state (54%-40%), they are split regarding Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to side with the plaintiffs on the legal challenge to Virginia's prohibition of gay marriage.

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.