Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Allen Wins Debate

According to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WDBJ, George Allen won the debate.

First off, the poll indicates 30% of Virginia watched the debate (301 of 1000 surveyed watched the debate). That seems high, but it was in prime time in every major market, so its believable I guess.

The numbers show that Allen won 48-38 with 14% saying there was no clear winner. The interesting numbers though are that 72% of GOPs thought Allen won, whereas only 58% of dems thought Webb won. Independents were split 48-37 Allen.

The favorable/unfavorables were about the same although Webb was seen a little bit more unfavorable than Allen (36% for Webb vs. 31% for Allen).

Keep in mind, this poll was only of 301 people and most of it has a MOE of +/-5.8%
One other point of note is that only 22% of "Northeast" watched the debate, so NOVA is probably underepresented in this poll.


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