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Public Policy Polling (PDF) (2/24-27, Virginia voters, 11/10-13/2010 in parens):

Tim Kaine (D): 47 (50)
George Allen (R): 47 (44)
Undecided: 6 (6)

Tim Kaine (D): 49
Bob Marshall (R): 35
Undecided: 16

Tim Kaine (D): 49
Jamie Radtke (R): 33
Undecided: 17

Tom Perriello (D): 41 (42)
George Allen (R): 48 (47)
Undecided: 11 (12)

Tom Perriello (D): 39
Bob Marshall (R): 35
Undecided: 26

Tom Perriello (D): 40
Jamie Radtke (R): 32
Undecided: 28

Rick Boucher (D): 42
George Allen (R): 47
Undecided: 11

Rick Boucher (D): 40
Bob Marshall (R): 32
Undecided: 28

Rick Boucher (D): 40
Jamie Radtke (R): 29
Undecided: 31
(MoE: ±3.5%)

What I like about these numbers - and it's something Tom acknowledges as well - is that George Allen does no better again Tom Perriello (who is unknown to 57% of the state) than he does against Tim Kaine. And who knows? Maybe we'll get lucky and Allen will get teabagged to death by the likes of loonocrat Bob Marshall. Tom also teases that his presidential results show good things for Barack Obama, so yeah - I like these numbers.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Glad to see ol' macaca back. (3+ / 0-)
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    bloomer 101, filby, TofG

    Can't wait to see him toss the football around to reporters in press pools again.

    This dude is an infinite source of amusement.

    Texas is Texas, you know. The second you think you got it figured out, it will switch on you. Just ask Rick Perry in 2012.

    by Patience John on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 07:50:39 AM PST

  •  Amazing (3+ / 0-)
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    bloomer 101, VA Breeze, TofG

    I wonder if David Duke will be making a comeback, too.  Either the voters have a short memory or simply have no problem with electing a bigot.

    "Children lack morality, but they also lack fake morality." Mignon McLaughlin

    by djbender on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 07:57:03 AM PST

  •  I would be surprised if Boucher ran (2+ / 0-)
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    Gordon20024, TofG

    I'd think he'd do better running again in VA-09

    I'll have to look at the internals of this poll later, but the internals of the November poll were actually pretty bad for Perriello, with him higher negatives than Kaine among pretty much every group despite being less known.  I'll have to see if that's changed.

  •  George Allen? (4+ / 0-)
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    bloomer 101, kefauver, Gordon20024, TofG

    Seriously, why would more than four or five people vote to put that racist retread back in any office, let alone the United States Senate?

  •  Allen is an asshat of the highest order (4+ / 0-)
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    bloomer 101, Gordon20024, filby, TofG

    His bigotry & horrendous positions not withstanding, I once saw a picture of him at a campaign event or something, dressed as a cowboy. Hat. Boots. Spurs. The whole 9 yards...and he looked absolutely ridiculous.

    A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

    by METAL TREK on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 08:10:45 AM PST

  •  Allan can't get to 50 (1+ / 0-)
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    His ceiling is the high 40's, no one is undecided about him. It looks like Kaine is the best bet at keeping this seat,

  •  Allan can't get through the primary. (1+ / 0-)
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    Cooch will be the nominee--that's my guess from afar.

    Todo tiempo pasado fue mejor. I don't believe that, but I hear this sig is permanent.

    by Rich in PA on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 08:34:00 AM PST

  •  I bet Allen only gets that much (2+ / 0-)
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    The Caped Composer, TofG

    on name recognition alone because people remember him as governor here. That's about it. I also bet once he starts opening his mouth in an actual campaign, his numbers go down. One can only hope. (although I'm not a big fan of Kaine he'd be better than Allen)

    "Watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, fanatical, criminal..."-7.75, -7.28

    by solesse413 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 08:35:18 AM PST

  •  Still would prefer Tom Perriello (1+ / 0-)
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    over Kaine

    There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Author Unknown

    by VA Breeze on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 08:43:43 AM PST

    •  Ideologically, I agree 100%. (0+ / 0-)

      However, my main priority is keeping the seat blue, so if that's more easily accomplished with Kaine, then I'm for him over Perriello. With that being said, I have to see a few more polls to know exactly what the respective candidates' viability is.

  •  I view this as good news, since it's a (0+ / 0-)

    presidential year. Macaca could have real problems winning.

  •  Kaine, Stop Macaca ASAP! (1+ / 0-)
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    The Caped Composer

    thisTim Kaine is still the Dem's best chance against "Macaca ." He has got to run and get someone else at the DNC. Perriello still lost his district by 9,000 votes,  I believe,and who would finance him as well as Kaine? Kaine must now know that 2012 will have a better voting base of Dems than 2010 and Obama is on the ticket. If  he refuses, the MSM will be all over the place "drooling" that "Macaca" has the seat locked up. Of course, if Tea Bagger Radtke wins, we all get lucky with any D nominee. But don't count on it. "Macaca" might look "moderate" to NoVa voters after a primary/convention fight with Ratke, he has Rove money, and voters have a "nanosecond of a memory." Run Tim, Run! For more on the loony G"No"Pers, read  

  •  We need Kaine (1+ / 0-)
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    How can you say that Allen does no better against Perriello (48-41 Allen lead) than Kaine (47-47)?!  There's a 7 point difference!  I know you prefer Perriello, but you've got to look objectively at the evidence.  And the pollster really agreed with this analysis?  What is wrong with them?

    •  Maybe you should read... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...before commenting.


      The main reason that Perriello and Boucher do worse than Kaine is that there are three times as many undecided Democrats as Republicans with them in the picture, whereas with the former Governor the percentage of undecided voters by party is equal. That's probably just a function of name recognition- 57% of voters in the state don't know enough about Perriello to have formed an opinion about him and the same is true for 60% of voters when it comes to Boucher. Perriello and Boucher might start lower than Kaine, but their ceilings aren't necessarily any lower than Kaine's.

      In a Democracy, everything is politics.

      by Nightshade Q on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 11:48:03 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Draft Perriello (0+ / 0-)

    Lets start a campaign to draft Perriello. He's an electable great honest progressive.

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