Poll: Hurt-Perriello basically a dead heat

A new poll commissioned by The Hill has Fifth District Congressman Tom Perriello trailing Republican challenger Robert Hurt by a single point as their race heads into the stretch drive.

Hurt had a 45 percent-44 percent lead over the Democrat in The Hill/ANGA poll, results of which were released on Wednesday by the newspaper.

The numbers from The Hill fall in line with several others that also have the race leaning slightly toward Hurt but also within the polls’ margin of error. More and more, the numbers from a run of polls conducted by SurveyUSA that have Hurt leading Perriello by more than 20 points appear to be the outliers.
 

Inside the numbers:

– Nine percent of those polled said they were undecided. The largest blocs of undecideds remain among independents (13 percent) and women (11 percent).
– Voter passion: 80 percent of Republican voters self-ID as being “very passionate” about voting, with 68 percent of Democrats ID’g themselves as being “very passionate.”
– A majority of voters in the Fifth (54 percent) disapprove of the job performance of President Barack Obama.
 

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Link to The Hill/ANGA poll report.
 
 

Story by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.


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