The Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll also showed President Obama holding a nearly identical lead over Mitt Romney as Kaine has over Allen: 51 to 46. The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll also has the presidential race much closer, with Romney leading Obama, 48 percent to 47 percent. Most recent polls have showed Kaine with a slight lead in the contest. The NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll was conducted Oct. 7-9 as well, and surveyed 981 likely voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 3.1 percentage points. The Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll was conducted Oct. 4-9 as well, and surveyed 1,288 likely voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 2.7 percentage points.
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