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
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.
Crosstabs and other information is available for
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.
are evenly divided as to which of those issues is more important.
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
(63%) of voters approve of the way Tim Kaine is performing his role
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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 +/-
percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.