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GOP Presidential candidates Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are tied for the lead amongst Virginia Republicans surveyed by Quinipiac University.
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GOP Presidential candidates Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are tied for the lead amongst Virginia Republicans surveyed by Quinipiac University.

Republicans Herman Cain and Mitt Romney lead the GOP presidential field in the latest survey of voters in Virginia. Cain and Romney each got the support of 21 percent of Republicans surveyed in the Quinnipiac University Poll. Cain's numbers surged from six percent in a similar poll last month and Romney was up slightly from 19 percent.

Texas Governor Rick Perry's support dropped, from a clear lead at 25 percent in September to 11 percent in this latest tally.

"The race among Virginia Republicans remains far, far from settled," says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling institute in a release. "Romney's support remains relatively stable while other candidates rise and fall around him. Perry led the GOP pack with 25 percent in September followed by Romney with 19 percent."

The margin of error among Republicans responding is plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.

The broader poll of registered voters meanwhile shows a virtual tie between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen in Virginia's U.S. Senate race. The two have not strayed more than one percent from each other in the last three surveys conducted.

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