"Although none of the candidates — Democrat or Republican — is very well known to the Virginia electorate, the Old Dominion obviously has a blue tinge at this point," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "The fact that relatively unknown Democrats are scoring better than relatively unknown Republicans indicates that for now at least this Democratic brand is more attractive to Virginia voters."
"While neither of these states is likely to be as close as the 548 votes in Florida that decided the 2000 election, both states could keep the country up counting ballots well into Wednesday morning and perhaps beyond," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.