Virginia is the latest state to indicate that its Republican voters would turn on Donald Trump if he is the GOP nominee:
Just 67 percent of Republicans said they would support Trump in November, while 90 percent of Democratic voters said they would support front-runner Hillary Clinton if she wins the nomination.
Twenty-nine percent of Republican primary voters said that if Trump is the party’s nominee, they will vote for the other party’s candidate, vote for a third-party candidate or sit out the election altogether. Only 9 percent of Democratic voters said they would do the same if Clinton is their nominee.
The poll also found that Clinton leads Trump in a hypothetical general election match-up in the state, 44 to 35 percent.
Virginia is a critical swing state in the general election. Indeed, in 2012 Mitt Romney appeared to be on the path to victory until Virginia’s votes started coming in; the state’s 13 delegates went to Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012.
Virginia is not the only state that would turn on Trump in the general election. Significant numbers of Republicans in Michigan, Ohio, and deep-red Utah have indicated that they would vote Democrat if Trump is the GOP nominee.