Kaine, Allen Tied in Latest Virginia Senate Poll


The Virginia senate race to replace retiring Senator James Webb was already likely to be the most highly watched race in the country.  Most analysts consider the competition between Democrat Tim Kaine, the former Chair of the DNC, and former Republican Senator George Allen to be a bellweather of how the Presidential race will turn out.

So recent news that the two are in a virtual dead heat has to have both sides feeling the pressure.  A new Quinnipiac poll shows that Kaine has 43 percent of registered voters, and Allen has 42 percent, and that Independents are turning for Allen by 46 to 38.

Via the Washington Post:

“Perhaps the only surprising thing about these numbers, given the expectation of a ‘to the finish’ tussle for the Senate, is that one in 10 Virginia voters remains undecided,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Those are the folks who will decide the identity of Virginia’s next U.S. senator.”

Also in a dead heat?  Whether or not Barack Obama should be reelected.  Voters are currently 47 percent for, 47 percent against.  In 2008, Obama was the first Democrat to win Virginia in 40 years.

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James D.
James D6 years ago

Republicans are fond of stating that they are in favor of smaller government, but when they owned the Congress and their fearless leader Bush the Decider was in the White House so that they had control over all, they ran amuck and grew the government in size, increased spending while cutting taxes for the rich, thereby ballooning the yearly deficit, they started unnecessary and immoral wars which were unfunded and off the official budget thereby leaving those costs to be blamed on the next Administration and Congress, they enacted laws which took away some of our cherished and hard fought freedoms (The Patriot Act, etc.), they began to Spy on American citizens and established the means (Carnivore Web Tracking System) to Spy on Everyone of us at will.

Their idea of smaller government is really bigger government. Their idea of fiscal responsibility is fiscal irresponsibility. Their idea of the government not sticking its nose in your business only counts if you are rich, a corporation, or them, otherwise government will tell you what to do, who to love, what is immoral (Government by Religion).

I am little impressed by the credentials of those who would enslave women to be naught but incubators, decide that people who wish to love others in a way that is Different from the way of the Chosen are immoral or evil, take from the poor and give to the rich, make war not love, lie about Everything with a straight face.

Vote Progressive!

Danny W.
Danny Wilson6 years ago

Remind me again how it is possible for any repubathug anywhere to get 50% of anything?!

Luvenia V.
Luvenia V6 years ago

We can only hope that the voters have been paying attention to the damage the Republicans have been doing since they hit the ground in 2010. If you are Middle Class, poor, disabled, elderly, a teacher, a police officer, a fireman or even a veteran you should know that a vote for a Republican is a vote AGAINST your own interest.

donald baumgartner

Come on, Virginians, VOTE DEMOCRAT!!

Adrian Holman
Adrian Holman6 years ago

Come on, Virginia. Don't vote for former Sen. Allen. He is a proven racist towards those of Indian descent. Here's the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r90z0PMnKwI
He called the guy a "macaca" which is a North African term for "monkey." Maybe I shouldn't have brought this up because that will make more people for Virginia vote for him. www.allvoices.com/users/ahol888