Kaine, Allen Deadlocked in Va. Senate Race
Updated at 1:14 p.m.
A new Quinnipiac University poll out early Wednesday continues a popular trend: former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine and former GOP Sen. George Allen are still neck-and-neck in the race to succeed Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va.
The poll shows Kaine leading Allen, who lost the Senate seat to Webb six years ago, by statistically-insignificant one point, 45 percent to 44 percent. Twelve percent of voters say they would vote for another candidate, are undecided or would not vote at all.
Each candidate cleans up among members of their own respective parties -- Kaine takes 90 percent of Democrats, while Allen holds 89 percent of Republicans -- and Kaine leads by a scant, four-point margin among independents. Among those voters with a college degree, Kaine leads by 15 percentage points, while Allen leads among those without a degree by 7 points.
This is the fifth time since June of last year that Quinnipiac has tested the Senate race, and they have yet to find either candidate leading by more than two percentage points (Allen led Kaine in a mid-December poll, 44 percent to 42 percent). Additionally, a poll from Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shared with Hotline On Call last month showed the two candidates dead even.