The Northern Virginia Daily's Political Depot

A service for our readers outside the Northern Shenandoah Valley... a sampling of The Daily's political coverage, plus unofficial, 'reporter's notebook' stuff. And occasional dry humor...

My Photo
Name:
Location: Strasburg, Virginia

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The State of the Races: Recent Polling Data

Governor
Rasmussen Research, Oct. 20
Without follow-up questions:
Kaine 42, Kilgore 44, Potts 4, undecided 4

With follow-up question:
Kaine 46, Kilgore 48, Potts 2, undecided 4

Mason Dixon poll, Oct. 18-20
No follow-up question:
Kaine 42, Kilgore 44, Potts 5, undecided 9

Lieutenant Governor
Mason-Dixon, Oct. 18-20
State Sen. Bill Bolling, R: 41 percent
Former Rep. Leslie Byrne, D: 37 percent
Undecided: 22 percent

By Region
Northern Virginia
Byrne 44, Bolling 33, undecided 23

Shenandoah/Piedmont
Bolling 49, Byrne 30, undecided 21

Richmond Metro
Bolling 46, Byrne 34, undecided 20

Hampton Roads
Byrne 44, Bolling 39, undecided 17

Lynchburg/Southside
Bolling 44, Byrne 31, undecided 25

Roanoke/Southwest
Bolling 43, Byrne 31, undecided 26

Attorney General
Mason-Dixon, Oct. 18-20
State Sen. Creigh Deeds, D: 34 percent
Del. Bob McDonnell, R: 42 percent
Undecided: 24 percent

By Region
Northern Virginia
Deeds 39, McDonnell 31, undecided 30

Shenandoah/Piedmont
McDonnell 44, Deeds 36, undecided 20

Richmond Metro
McDonnell 47, Deeds 32, undecided 21

Hampton Roads
McDonnell 54, Deeds 28, undecided 18

Lynchburg/Southside
McDonnell 42, Deeds 31, undecided 27

Roanoke/Southwest
Deeds 39, McDonnell 39, undecided 22

Sources: Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, Oct. 18-20. Sample of 625 “likely” voters, statewide margin of error plus or minus 4 percent, higher for subgroups.

Rasmussen Research, Oct. 20. Sample of 500 “likely” voters, margin of error plus or minus 4.5 percent.