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Friday, September 16, 2005

Campaigning by the numbers...

Rasmussen Reports poll, 9/14/2005

Results without Potts, with Potts

Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine (D)
41 percent, 40 percent

Former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore (R)
44 percent, 43 percent

“Other,” state Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr., R-Winchester (I)
5 percent, 5 percent

How do voters view the current governor, potential replacements?
Gov. Mark R. Warner (D)
Liberal: 26 percent
Centrist: 45 percent
Conservative: 23 percent

Kaine
Liberal: 33 percent
Conservative: 21 percent

Kilgore
Liberal: 10 percent
Conservative: 57 percent

Do you agree with the statement: “Voter approval be required for all tax increases in the state of Virginia.”
Agree: 59 percent
Disagree: 35 percent

Should taxpayer dollars be used to fund day laborer shelters that can be used by both illegal and legal aliens to assemble and find work?
Yes: 18 percent
No: 71 percent

Was the 2004 budget deal and $1.6 billion tax hike good for the state or bad for the state?
Good: 46 percent
Bad: 38 percent

— Source: Rasmussen Research. Margin of error plus-or-minus 4.5 percent.