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VIRGINIA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Thursday November 2, 2006


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Previous Virginia Survey

Daily Snapshot


1* In the 2006 election for the U.S. Senate…if the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican George Allen or for Democrat James Webb?




49% Allen

49% Webb           

                                  0% some other candidate

                  1% not sure


2* Is your vote primarily a vote for a candidate or against his opponent?


                Allen voters

87% for Allen

10% against Webb

  3% not sure


Webb voters

61% for Webb

30% against Allen

  9% not sure


3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of:





Very favorable



Somewhat favorable



Somewhat unfavorable



Very unfavorable



Not sure




4* How would you rate the way things are going in Iraq these days…excellent, good, fair or poor?


  4% excellent

24% good

23% fair

48% poor

  1% not sure


5* Generally speaking how would you rate the U.S Economy these days…excellent, good, fair or poor?


22% excellent

25% good

35% fair

18% poor

  1% not sure


6* Who’s winning war on terror the United States and its allies or the terrorists?


                                50% the United States and its allies

                                22% the terrorists

                                23% neither

                                  5% not sure


7* Which candidate do you trust more on the War in Iraq…George Allen of James Webb?


48% Allen

44% Webb

  8% not sure


8* Which candidate do you trust more on economic issues… George Allen of James Webb?


47% Allen

45% Webb

  8% not sure


9* Is Virginia politics more corrupt than most states, less corrupt than most states, or about the same?


10% more corrupt

27% less corrupt

30% about the same

  5% not sure


10* In terms of how you will vote next week, how important is the issue of government corruption and ethics?


70% very important

24% somewhat important

  5% not very important

  0% not important at all

  1% not sure


11* How would you rate the job George W. Bush has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?


                                36% strongly approve

                                13% somewhat approve

                                10% somewhat disapprove

                                39% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.