Skip to comments.Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 45%, Kaine (D) 45%
Posted on 08/27/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The race for Virginias open U.S. Senate seat remains one of the tightest of the year.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each drawing 45% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
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Why couldn’t the GOP find a real candidate?
Tim Kaine is better funded and is now trying to establish himself as an independent voice who isn’t stronly partisan. It’s an absurd claim.
Look for this race and the Presidential race in Vicginia to be very similar. I don’t see much tikcet splitting in this case.
Why couldnt the GOP find a real candidate?
My thoughts too. There is many conservatives in Virginia and they pick this dufus. Oh well again another candidate that has to be dragged to the finish line. This was supposed to be the easiest year ever for Republicans but day by day they seem to be screwing it up.
Worse still is he’s a total airhead who will be worthless in the Senate.
Voter suppression is always rather persistent once its put into effect, and holding a nothing primary definitely keeps down the vote.
We can probably do better in the future ~ and I prefer Allen to doufous Kaine, although I am sure the Mittbots will be out there voting twice for him.
I'm very afraid that the earlier voter suppression engineered by the current national candidate is probably going to result in him losing Virginia ~ and with that the race.
Hope we can get Allen through though.
We're now supporting Allen. It will be a cold day in hell before we can let left-winger Timmy Kaine be the next Senator from the Commonwealth.
He will still vote for a Republican leader of the Senate instead of Harry.
As we’ve conversed before, I’ll suggest that Romney/Ryan and Allen tickets will win in the Commonwealth.
If you can't count on them doing that, then you don't vote for them.
I think Allen will vote with the Republicans, and we know where he lives. He will vote as Conservative as we can convince him of what the Conservative position is.
Now, to get a prybar and separate him from McDonnell and his cronies. They're not getting him back into the Senate ~ but they'll glom onto him once that happens.
Unless the nominee was McDonnell or Cucinelli, I doubt any republican would be ahead of Kaine at this stage. He’s got high name ID, and is best known as governor, not DNC chair. Allen is in ok shape. The race could go either way, and I agree with the analysis of others. This race will likely go the same way as the presidential vote. I’d have loved to see a strong up and coming conservative in the race, but none were found that had a better shot than Allen. He is a good man, and hopefully runs a strong race.
We had a good Tea Partier in Jamie Radtke, but the voters decided to stay home for the most part. Fewer than 10% turned out for the primary on 12 June. Virginia`s Tea Party voters, had they bothered, could`ve swung the primary election all on their own.
The pressure will have to be kept on Allen. He has folded easily before in the Senate.
McDonald has been and is working very hard to elect Allen. During the last three weeks I’ve been at the events where McDonald was with Allen and promoting him. He’s doing everything to put him back in the Senate. I don’t understand what you mean.
I’ve hung up on the last two pollsters. Done three in the last month already.
Thank goodness I don’t live in a competitive district.
Rasmussen’s automated polling might be especially affected by people’s ‘polling fatigue’ this year. Not sure what that affect would be.
You got that right - former DNC Chair that's "nonpartisan"? LOL!
Isn’t that the line that all Democrats run on in the South?
Who, pray tell, is this McDonald person?
I hear he is some guy who owns a farm in Orange County.
The place is swarming with them.
I can only imagine what it's like over in the Tri-Cities region where they're all red-headed look-alikes!
You know, the old farmer that had a farm. It must have been my spell checker - and tired head.
Senate 2012 Outlook
(Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)
National Review | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
Posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
“Isnt that the line that all Democrats run on in the South?”
It certainly is.