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  Election 2008 Virginia: Warner 49% Allen 44%

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

December 7, 2005

Election 2008

Virginia President

George Allen (R) 44%
Mark Warner (D) 49%
Other 8%



December 9, 2005--Virginia Senator George Allen (R) and outgoing Governor Mark Warner (D) are both mentioned as serious contenders for their party's Presidential nomination. If both capture their party nominations, Warner holds a slight edge in the race for home state bragging rights and Virginia's Electoral Votes.

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Virginia shows Warner the favorite for 49% of the state's Likely Voters while Allen is the choice of 44%. Warner leads by 12 among women while Allen has a two-point edge among male voters.

Crosstabs and other information is available for Premium Members. Other survey data shows Allen with a huge lead in his bid for re-election to the Senate.

Allen is viewed favorably by 67% of the state's voters. For Warner, the figure is 71%.

Forty-one percent (41%) of Virginia voters believe Warner should run for the White House. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say the same about Allen.

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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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