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Friday, November 04, 2005

Rasmussen: By the numbers...

Statewide Results
Without Leaners
• Kaine 46, Kilgore 45, Potts 5, undecided 2
With Leaners
• Kaine 49, Kilgore 46, Potts 2, undecided 3

Both campaigns are calling out their heavy hitters to get their base to the polls on Tuesday. The Kilgore campaign has lined up a visit from President Bush on Monday, while Gov. Mark R. Warner will hit the trail for Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine.

Even with his approval numbers well down nationwide, President Bush gets high marks from likely Republican voters. Warner scores even higher among Democrats.

President Bush Job Approval

All Likely Voters
Strongly Approve: 37 percent
• Somewhat Approve: 16 percent
• Somewhat Disapprove: 11 percent
• Strongly Disapprove: 36 percent
• Not Sure: 1 percent

Republicans
• Strongly Approve: 66 percent
• Somewhat Approve: 22 percent
• Somewhat Disapprove: 4 percent
• Strongly Disapprove: 8 percent
• Not Sure: 0 percent

Governor Warner Job Approval

All Likely Voters
• Strongly Approve: 36 percent
• Somewhat Approve: 36 percent
• Somewhat Disapprove: 15 percent
• Strongly Disapprove: 11 percent
• Not Sure: 2 percent

Democrats
• Strongly Approve: 56 percent
• Somewhat Approve: 30 percent
• Somewhat Disapprove: 7 percent
• Strongly Disapprove: 5 percent
• Not Sure: 1 percent

— Source: Nov. 2 Rasmussen Reports Poll, 1,000 likely voters. Margin of error plus or minus 3 percent.