POLL: Potential Allen, Kaine race remains too close to call
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The race for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat remains too-close-to-call, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning.
The poll found likely Democrat candidate Tim Kaine with a 44 – 43 percent lead over likely Republican candidate George Allen.
In the demographic breakdown, Independent voters leaned toward Allen 43 – 37 percent.
Women favored Kaine 45 – 39 percent.
Men favored Allen 47 – 42 percent.
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Both men served as Governor of Virginia.
Allen was also a U.S. Senator from 2001 – 2007.
“The Senate race looks like it will go down to the wire on Election Day,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a press release.. “With 10 percent of voters undecided, each man has the opportunity to win the seat.”
Brown said since Quinnipiac University began polling for the Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, neither Kaine nor Allen have held a lead larger than the poll’s margin of error.
“The Senate race is so close that whatever small margin of victory occurs could well be based on whether President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney has coattails,” added Brown.
From May 30 – June 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,282 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 549 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percent.