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CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
RAllen*Republican48%piePoll Date: 2006-10-01
DWebbDemocratic45%Number Polled: 597
-Other-2%Margin of Error: 5%
-Undecided-5%Voter Type: Likely

  * = Incumbent

Allen (R) holds slim lead on challenger Webb (D)

 By: Miamiu1027 (D-NY) - 2006-10-05 @ 23:35:33

Question: If the elections for Senator were being held today, which candidate would you vote for, Democrat James Webb, Republican George Allen or another candidate?

890 Registered Voters

George Allen (R) 43%
James Webb (D) 37%

597 Likely Voters

George Allen (R) 48%
James Webb (D) 45%
Other 2%
No Opinion 5%

About this Poll Results are based on telephone interviews with 890 Registered voters in Virginia, aged 18+, conducted September 27-October 1, 2006. For results based on this sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points.

Results for likely voters in Virginia are based on the subsample of 597 survey respondents deemed most likely to vote in the November 2006 Midterm Election, according to a series of questions measuring current voting intentions and past voting behavior. For results based on the total sample of likely voters, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is +/-5 percentage points. Based on past voting history in Virginia, turnout is assumed to be 35% of the voting age population.

In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.

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