Friday, April 8, 2011

Allen Leads Kaine

I know it is way early, but a new Roanoke College poll has Allen leading Kaine.  The poll also finds that there are an awful lot of undecided voters.

“In a very early look at the possible battle for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Webb, registered voters in the Commonwealth preferred former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Allen, a Republican, over former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, by 45 percent to 32 percent with 23 percent undecided. [Please note that the margin of error for this question was + 5.2 percent because it was asked only of the 360 registered voters in the sample.]
Among the battleground groups, Kaine led among political moderates (41%-34%), while Allen led among Independent voters (40%-35%). Not surprisingly, Allen led among Republicans (78%-4%) and conservatives (68%-10%) while Kaine led among Democrats (79%-12%) and liberals (83%-10%). Allen’s lead could be attributed to the large number of conservatives in Virginia, a finding that closely matches the December, 2010 Roanoke College Poll.”

1 comment:

marfdrat said...

I'm always amazed by the number of folks who describe themselves as "undecided." Really? Are there really 23% of registered voters who can't decide between Allen and Kaine? If you look at the separate Republican and Democrat tallies, it's clear that party-affiliated voters have strong preferences. Do Independents and "moderates" (whatever that means) have that much trouble distinguishing between what the two candidates stand for?