Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen Virginia 2012 Senatorial Survey

Rasmussen Virginia 2012 Senate Poll
  • Tim Kaine 46% (46%)
  • George Allen 46% (45%)
  • Some other candidate 3% (3%)
  • Undecided 5% (7%)
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted February 21, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted September 28, 2011 are in parentheses. 

Inside the numbers:
Allen and Kaine both earn nearly 90% support from voters in their own parties. Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties prefer the Republican by a 45% to 38% margin.

Allen is favored among male voters in the state 52% to 43%, but he trails Kaine among females 48% to 41%. Younger voters support the Democrat, while their elders favor the Republican in the race.

Twenty-two percent (22%) have a Very Favorable opinion of Kaine, who stepped down as chairman of the Democratic National Committee earlier this year. Twenty-six percent (26%) view him Very Unfavorably.

Allen earns a Very Favorable rating from 21% of voters in Virginia and Very Unfavorable reviews from 17%.

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