Poll: Tim Kaine leads George Allen

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a recent poll showed Democrat Tim Kaine leading Republican George Allen in the race for the US Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb.

With only a 2 percent margin of error, Kaine’s 48 percent to 39 percent lead over Allen is the most substantial edge in the contest so far. Nearly every poll for a year has shown the two running neck-and-neck.

The poll also shows President Obama with a 51 percent approval rating in Virginia and double digit leads in hypothetical match-ups with all of his potential opponents in the fall.

In the closest race, Obama leads Romney 52 percent to 35 percent. With Gov. Bob McDonnell on the ticket as vice president, Obama’s 17-point lead shrinks by two percentage points.


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