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Coincidentally, the ruling came on the same day that the liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling firm released results showing that Virginia voters were mixed on the issue.

Thirty-one percent of voters think that the GOP should have full control of the Senate, while 55 percent thought there should be a power-sharing arrangement, predictably breaking along party lines with independents tipping the vote in favor of power-sharing.

However, by a 37-34 margin, voters said that Mr. Bolling should be allowed to cast the all-important tiebreaking vote on organizing the Senate.

“Takeaway: in theory voters think there should be power sharing but they also think Bolling has the right to break the tie … so they’re basically sending a message to the GOP that it should share power, even if it doesn’t have to,” the PPP polling memo says.

The poll surveyed 600 Virginia voters from Dec. 10th to 12th, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4 percent.