Friday, December 09, 2005

Warner - Zogby and Rasmussen

A friend of mine, who is regularly polled by Zogby, got another request yesterday. About 1/3 of the survey was on Presidential candidates. Only five (potential) candidates were included in the Republican versus Democratic head to heads. Included were three Democrats Hillary, Kerry, Warner, and two Republicans Rice, McCain. There were also several biographical questions on Warner to find out what level of name recognition and exactly how much people knew about him.

If the Zogby poll is giving candidate Warner so much attention this early, sounds like he is going to be considered top tier for the presidential hunt. Hope this poll will be made public...

Released today - Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen Reports surveyed Virginia voters to find out who they would prefer in a head-to-head match-up between their Senator and Governor for the President in 2008. Just in case you were wondering Virginia was won by Bush by 9% in 2004. The state has 13 electoral votes, but for Democrats this would represent a 26% swing. Drum roll please...

Survey of 500 Likely Voters
December 7, 2005
Election 2008

Virginia President
George Allen (R) 44%
Mark Warner (D) 49%
Other 8%

December 9, 2005--Virginia Senator George Allen (R) and outgoing Governor Mark Warner (D) are both mentioned as serious contenders for their party's Presidential nomination. If both capture their party nominations, Warner holds a slight edge in the race for home state bragging rights and Virginia's Electoral Votes.

The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll in Virginia shows Warner the favorite for 49% of the state's Likely Voters while Allen is the choice of 44%. Warner leads by 12 among women while Allen has a two-point edge among male voters.

Allen is viewed favorably by 67% of the state's voters. For Warner, the figure is 71%. Forty-one percent (41%) of Virginia voters believe Warner should run for the White House. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say the same about Allen. Read text:


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