- How the survey was conducted
The Virginia Survey was designed by Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, which sponsored the survey.
The survey obtained telephone interviews with a representative sample of 1,004 adults living in Virginia. Telephone interviews were conducted by landline (502) and cellphone (502), including 245 without a landline phone.
The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Interviews were done in English by Princeton Data Source from March 20 to 24. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Among respondents, 79 percent said they are "absolutely certain" they are registered to vote at their current address, 3 percent said they are "probably" registered and 18 percent said they are not registered to vote at their current address.
Virginians do not register by party. Of the survey's respondents, 35 percent said they generally consider themselves Democrats, 27 percent Republicans, 33 percent independents. Others either said they had no preference, cited a different affiliation, did not know or refused to answer.
Not all percentages will total 100 because of rounding.
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Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va. and Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, who consistently rank as Virginia’s most popular politicians, face key choices about their futures.
Virginia’s law barring a governor from seeking consecutive terms means such chatter picks up as an administration winds down. A new University of Mary Washington survey offers an early look at two of the leaders’ options.
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