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  VA: Kilgore 45% Kaine 39%

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

August 3, 2005

Election 2005

Virginia Governor

Jerry Kilgore (R) 45%
Tim Kaine (D) 39%
Other 5%



August 4, 2005--The latest Rasmussen Reports survey in Virginia finds that Republican Jerry Kilgore still leads Democrat Tim Kaine by six percentage points in the Governor's race. That margin has held steady for three consecutive surveys.

The August survey finds Kilgore leading Kaine 45% to 39%. Five percent (5%) of voters say they will vote for some other candidate.

State Senator Russell Potts is running as a third option for voters. His name was not included in the survey. Instead, voters were given the option of supporting "some other candidate."

Rasmussen Reports believes that this approach produces a more reliable measure of support for minor candidates in most situations. During Election 2004, Rasmussen Reports did not include Ralph Nader by name.

In July, Kilgore was also ahead by six points, 47% to 41%.

Fifty percent (50%) of Virginia voters have a favorable opinion of Kilgore. That's down slightly from 53% in July.

Forty-nine percent (49%) have a favorable opinion of  Kaine. That's down a point from 50% favorable in July.

The state's current Governor, Democrat Mark Warner, is viewed favorably by 67% of the state's voters. That figure is up from 63% in the previous survey.

At the moment, Kilgore's voters are more committed than Kaine's. Among those most likely to vote, Kilgore leads 49% to 38%.

The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted August 3, 2005. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports August 3, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. 40% of survey respondents were Republican, 34% Democrat, and 26% unaffiliated (see Methodology)

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