Poll: Kaine-Allen race still a tossup
Today the news is that former Obama vice-president short-lister Tim Kaine is in a dead heat in another PPP survey of Virginians on their preferences for the U.S. Senate.
Kaine holds a nominal 46 percent-45 percent lead over Republican George Allen in the survey. The former governors are both generally in the break-even range in terms of voter favorability (Kaine: 42 percent favorable/37 percent unfavorable, Allen: 38 percent favorable/38 percent unfavorable)
The poll numbers suggest that Kaine might have room to improve his numbers – he is getting support of 77 percent of Democrats (Allen has the support of 83 percent of Republicans), and Kaine holds a 68 percent-21 percent lead among African-American voters, a margin that would seem likely to bulge as we get closer to November.