Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10400

Geography Surveyed: VA 5th Congressional District
Data Collected: 10/08/2006 - 10/10/2006
Release Date: 10/11/2006 9:50 AM ET
Sponsor: WDBJ-TV Roanoke

Democrat Weed Makes Inroads, But Republican Goode Poised for Re-Election In VA5: In an election today, 10/11/06, in Virginia's 5th Congressional District, incumbent Republican Virgil Goode defeats Democratic challenger Al Weed, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WDBJ-TV Roanoke. Goode gets 56% of the vote today, down 3 points from a SurveyUSA WDBJ-TV poll conducted in July. Weed gets 40%, up 5 points. Goode had led by 24, now leads by 16. Weed has gained the most ground among voters age 50-64, who support Goode by only 6 points, down from 32 in July. 92% of Republicans vote Republican. 83% of Democrats vote Democrat. Independents back Goode 4:3. Goode wins 2:1 among white voters. Weed wins 4:1 among African-American voters. Those who have attended graduate school support Weed 4:3. All other levels of education support Goode. President George W. Bush's approval rating among likely voters in Virginia's 5th Congressional District is 48%. 90% of those who approve of Bush support Goode; of those who disapprove of Bush, only 22% support Goode. The election is on 11/7/06.

Filtering: 900 adults from Virginia's 5th Congressional District were interviewed 10/8/06 - 10/10/06. Of them, 771 were registered to vote. Of them, 502 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 502 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Virgil Goode? Democrat Al Weed? Or Independent Green candidate Joe Oddo?

56% Goode (R)
40% Weed (D)
2% Oddo (IG)
2% Undecided

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