George Allen Leading in Virginia

by Mike on February 17, 2006

in Politics

Senator George Allen (R-VA) needs to win re-election in Virginia before he can run for President. According to the latest Rasmussen poll, Allen leads his two potential Democrat rivals by 12 and 13 points respectively. However, Allen’s numbers have fallen below the magic 50 percent mark. No need to worry though.

The Axis of Right will normally trash polls because most of them oversample Democrats and non-likely voters or unregistered voters. Not so for Rasmussen and Mason-Dixon. Rasmussen polls are generally good indicators of where voters are.

Allen is still in decent shape despite his dip under 50 percent. First, he is the incumbent with a double digit lead in a red state and favorability ratings over 60 percent. More importantly, the Democrats appear to be headed for a primary which will only hurt them while Allen can continue to raise money and run a positive campaign. The situation in Virginia is much different than Florida where Bill Nelson is under 50 percent and both parties have a nominee.


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noonan February 20, 2006 at 10:57 am

Allen is indestructible in Virginia. He has not yet even begun to campaign and has been succeeding since he was Governor Allen. (UVA grad)

The sudden increase for the Dem candidates is due to the 2 or 3 that dropped out, which caused the other Dems to pick up the voters for Ben Affleck.


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