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Virginia poll measures GOP candidate support

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An independent survey was released Thursday morning asking Virginia voters their opinions about the Republican presidential primary and how GOP contenders fare against President Obama.

When it comes to the Republican presidential candidates, Texas Governor Rick Perry is at the top.

25% of Virginia Republicans say they would vote for him.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is in second place with 19%.

None of the other GOP hopefuls break into double digits.

So when it comes to a two man race between Perry and Romney, Perry is on top with 43% to Romney's 36%.

The two running neck and neck against President Obama.

Virginia voter's aren't happy with the president.

54% disapprove of the job he's doing.

While 40% give him a thumbs up.

A slight majority of voters polled, 51%, say President Obama does not deserve four more years.

It's a statistic dead heat in the state's U.S. Senate race.

45% of voters say they want Republican George Allen.

44% are for Democrat Tim Kaine.

The two former governors have been neck and neck for a while.

The poll also found that 54% of Virginia voters feel the United States should not be fighting the war in Afghanistan.

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