Q: (Among likely voters) If the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate were being held today, would you vote for (Tim Kaine, the Democrat) or (George Allen, the Republican)?

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The Washington Post poll

Question of 36

In this poll:

Tim Kaine maintains a clear lead over George Allen in the hotly contested senate race in Virginia.

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone October 22 to 26, 2012, among a random sample of 1,504 adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Interviews were conducted on conventional and cellular telephones, and carried out in English and Spanish by Abt-SRBI of New York. The results from the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points; it is three points for the samples of 1,309 registered voters and 3.5 points for the sample of 1,228 likely voters.