Poll: Kaine, Allen Tied in Virginia Senate Race
After several polls showed Tim Kaine edging George Allen in the Virginia Senate race last week, a new poll Thursday shows a dead heat. Each candidate clocks in at 44 percent in the Suffolk University/WWBT-TV survey.
A Quinnipiac/New York Times/CBS News poll of the race released last week gave the Democrat a 7-point lead, 51 percent to 44 percent. A Washington Post poll released the same day put Kaine's lead at 51 percent to 43 percent. And a Fox News poll gave Kaine a 47 percent to 43 percent lead.
A NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey released the previous week had both candidates at 46 percent support. And most of the polls of the race over the last year have showed a neck-and-neck contest.
Fifty percent of respondents said there isn't a benefit to having a divided government (one party controlling Congress and the other controlling the White House), while 34 percent said there was some benefit.