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Poll takes an early look at the 2018 U.S. Senate race

Corey Stewart currently leads the Republican primary, but 66 percent of GOP voters who were polled are still undecided.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A new poll is taking a look at how Virginia voters feel about the Republican candidates vying for Tim Kaine's U.S. Senate seat.

Christopher Newport University's Wason Center for Public Policy released a new survey Monday showing two-thirds of polled Republican voters in the Commonwealth do not know who they will support in the upcoming June primary.

But out of the four GOP candidates, 16 percent of polled Republican voters said they would pick Corey Stewart and 7 percent said E.W. Jackson.

When asked to pick between Senator Kaine and either Jackson or Stewart, the results were the same: the Democratic incumbent consistently polled at 56 percent, with Stewart and Jackson each polling at 32 percent.

Also in the survey, 52 percent of voters said they “strongly disapprove” of how President Donald Trump is handling his job, and another 8 percent “disapprove.” Trump’s job approval stands at 37 percent overall but is at 86 percent among those who voted for him for president in 2016.

The survey of 1,562 registered Virginia voters has an overall margin of error of +/-2.5 percentage points.

CNU Senate race poll, 3/5/18 by 13News Now on Scribd

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