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Poll: 5th District Race "Too Close To Call"

September 22, 2010

The latest Congressional poll shows the 5th district race between Democratic incumbent, Tom Perriello, and Republican challenger, Robert Hurt, is neck-and-neck.

The poll, which was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group for the Perriello campaign, has Perriello with 44% of the vote and Hurt with 46%. Independent, Jeff Clark, received 4% of the vote, while 5% of voters reported they were still undecided.

When the poll's margin of error is taken into account, Hurt and Perriello are tied. Experts say Perriello's fundraising lead is an advantage with a political race this close.

"The financial advantage could be very significant because the district is so large. It's the size of the state of New Jersey, so it's very difficult to do enough retail politicking - where you knock on every door and shake every voter's hand - just because of the size of the district," said Wood.

Wood added that Hurt has picked up his fundraising efforts, and he expects the next financial disclosure to be much closer.

The Center for Politics has the race listed as "too close to call".


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