Friday, September 29, 2006

Allen/Webb Tied In New Poll

Bad week for Senator Allen:

NEW YORK - Incumbent Republican Senator George Allen and Democratic challenger Jim Webb are tied in the latest MSNBC/McClatchy poll conducted by Mason-Dixon. Each candidate received the support of 43 percent of likely voters in Virginia with 2 percent supporting a third candidate and 12 percent undecided.

The results represent a rapid change in support for Allen, who was once not only thought to be a safe bet for re-election but perhaps a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.


In July, Allen looked like a safe bet to hold the seat. He led Webb by a 16-point margin, 48 percent to 32 percent in a survey by the same pollster, Mason-Dixon. Allen’s lead shrunk to 4 points, 46 percent to 42 percent, earlier this month.

The race isn't over, of course, and I fully expect Senator Allen to come back and win this thing. But he's going to have spend his entire warchest to do and even then, it looks like it's going to be close.

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.

It's a sad comment on Virginia that Allen might still win this race.
And Virginia is getting less scary by the year! Ten or twenty years ago, using the "n" word probably would have won Allen more votes in Virginia than it would have lost him.

I guess that's progress. Sort of.
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