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Poll: Kaine-Allen Race Too Close to Call



    If Virginia's U.S. Senate race came down to a choice between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen, right now it would be too close to call, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

    The poll, released Tuesday, gave Kaine a slight lead over Allen, 47-44 percent. The poll was conducted from March 13-18, surveyed 1,034 registered voters and had a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

    Quinnipiac said that both candidates had positive favorability ratings, 48-29 percent for Kaine and 41-26 percent for Allen.

    Women back Kaine 49-40 percent while men go 48 percent for Allen and 46 percent for Kaine, according to the poll. Independent voters also are in a statistical tie, with 45 percent for Allen and 43 percent for Kaine.

    "Virginia's U.S. Senate race has been too-close-to-call from the get-go," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "It remains a squeaker and is likely to remain that way until the November election. An Obama victory in the presidential race would help Kaine, while if the Republican carries the state in November that would help Allen."

    In the same Quinnipiac poll, President Barack Obama led all Republican contenders.

    Click here to learn more about the latest Quinnipiac poll.