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Poll: Kaine leads GOP's Stewart by 23 points in Va. Senate race

Poll: Kaine leads GOP's Stewart by 23 points in Va. Senate race
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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineAmerica’s ball cap industry is in trouble Overnight Defense: Trump says 'rogue killers' could be behind missing journalist | Sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | Saudis may claim Khashoggi killed by accident | Ex-VA chief talks White House 'chaos' | Most F-35s cleared for flight Democrats torch Trump for floating 'rogue killers' to blame for missing journalist MORE (D-Va.) leads his Republican challenger by more than 20 percentage points ahead of November’s election, according to a poll from Virginia Commonwealth University.

The survey, published Wednesday, shows that Kaine has a 23-point lead over GOP nominee Corey Stewart among likely voters.

The poll found that Kaine has the support of 88 percent of Democrats in the survey and leads Stewart by better than a 2-to-1 margin among independents polled who have determined how they will vote.  

Stewart, meanwhile, had the support of 66 percent of Republican or Republican-leaning voters who participated in the survey, which was conducted from July 10-30 and surveyed 802 adults. The poll reports a margin of error of 3.59 percentage points for the sample of likely voters.

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The poll also found that Kaine is winning “every key demographic category,” including female, male, minority and white respondents. Twenty percent of likely voters remain undecided, according to the poll.

Stewart has previously been accused of ties to white nationalists. In 2017, he also reportedly praised Virginia’s decision to secede from the United States at the onset of the Civil War. The Republican National Committee has not said whether it will support Stewart, who is backed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE.

Kaine has served in the Senate since 2013. He was also previously the governor of Virginia and served as 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Bolton tells Russians 2016 meddling had little effect | Facebook eyes major cyber firm | Saudi site gets hacked | Softbank in spotlight over Saudi money | YouTube fights EU 'meme ban' proposal Dems lower expectations for 'blue wave' Election Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout MORE’s vice presidential running mate.