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  VA Senate 2006: Allen Leads Potential Challengers

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

December 7, 2005

Election 2006

Virginia Senator

George Allen (R) 62%
Affleck (D) 20%
Other 8%

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Election 2006

Virginia Senator

George Allen (R) 57%
Webb (D) 26%
Other 7%

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Election 2006

Virginia Senator

George Allen (R) 57%
Peterson (D) 26%
Other 6%

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Election 2006

Virginia Senator

George Allen (R) 54%
Byrne (D) 34%
Other 4%

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December 9, 2005--Virginia Senator George Allen (R) holds a solid lead over four potential challengers in his bid for re-election. He leads each by at least twenty percentage points and attracts more than 50% of the vote in every match-up.

No potential challenger has yet announced plans to run against Allen.

Related survey data shows Allen trailing Virginia Governor Mark Warner in a hypothetical 2008 campaign for the state's Presidential Electoral Votes.

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Thirty percent (30%) of Virginia voters say that immigration is a more important voting issue than the situation in Iraq. Fifty-three percent (53%) say the situation in Iraq is more important.

In Nevada, voters are evenly divided as to which of those issues is more important.

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Fifty-four percent (54%) of Virginia voters say that finishing the mission in Iraq is a higher priority than getting the troops home as soon as possible. Forty-two percent (42%) say getting the troops home is a higher priority.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters approve of the way Tim Kaine is performing his role as Governor-elect.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports December 7, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.



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