Myers Research & Strategic Services released a poll today (pdf) in covering Democratic candidates in the 6th Senate district. Of the three candidates, pollster Andrew Myers says that Del. Lynwood Lewis “is the best-positioned candidate to keep this seat in the Democratic column.”
Key to Lewis’ edge here is his lead in the toughest part of this district – the Eastern Shore. There, despite this portion of the electorate’s net 21-point Republican leaning, Lewis actually
begins this contest with a +7-point edge, 51 to 44 percent, while Miller trails by -20 points, 32 to 52 percent and McClellan trails by a similar -23 point margin, 31 to 53 percent.
With the Republican candidate as yet unknown, Myers tested the three Democrats against a generic Republican. Only Lewis led, with former Del. Paula Miller tied and newcomer Andria McClellan back 10 points.
The poll of 400 likely special election voters was conducted November 11-12, 2013 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.9%. The poll was commissioned by the Lewis campaign. Included on Myers client list is LG-elect Ralph Northam and the Democratic Party of Virginia.