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Kaine holds narrow lead in new poll

The race between the two remains tight and Allen can still win if Mitt Romney carries the state, but Kaine seems to have the edge heading into the final week of the campaign. Obama leads Mitt Romney by 49 to 47 percent in the Virginia poll.

Kaine released two new ads on Wednesday, positive spots to shore up his bipartisan appeal. In one, he recites the Pledge of Allegiance with schoolchildren before saying, "Washington needs to start living the values that we teach our own children." The other is a straight biographical spot in which Kaine touts his time as a missionary, Richmond mayor and governor.

The live-caller poll of 1,074 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 23-28, right before Hurricane Sandy hit Virginia. The poll called landlines and cellphones and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.