From WRIC - Richmond: Moderates, independents help give Webb victory
Independent voters and self-described moderates helped Democrat Jim Webb in his razor-thin victory over Republican Senator George Allen.
An Associated Press exit poll shows that the majority of self-described moderates and independents favored Webb.
Webb's opposition to the war in Iraq also helped him win over Democrats and centrist voters.
About 44 percent of Virginia voters considered themselves moderates, and of those, 60 percent supported Webb.
And of the quarter of voters who said they were independents, 56 percent voted for him.