Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Shall not catch a break

Unfortunately the Cooler intern had a "term paper" to do, so we did not have a coorespondant to write a snarky review of the Jim Gilmore event in Johnston last evening. I know our readers are disappointed about that. Here's some more bad news for George Allen though to make everyone feel a little better about themselves this morning.

A new Mason Dixon poll, showed Allen up 4 against Jim Webb; but even more concerning was the fact that Mark Warner led the junior Senator by SIXTEEN in a prospective match-up in the Commonwealth (Virginia, not Massachusettes Willard).

Even better, George Allen stole an amendment directly from Dick Durbin (D-IL) and claimed it as his own. Steven Colbert did an entertaining spoof which you can see here. H/T Race42008 for bringing this one to our attention.

Side comment on Race42008- moving Rudy into 1st place on your big board when he's not even definately a candidate yet, is kind of silly. What do you say for yourselves on that one?

All for now.


Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

FYI . . . Race 4 2008 is a Giuliani blog in disguise. They all like him and the founder invited some pro-Giuliani people on board.

They don't hate Romney . . . but they (like most Giuliani supporters) put an overwhelming emphasis on cold-call phone polls.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Burton Rider said...

As a macaca myself, I'm just pissed George Allen is dragging my species into the Senate race in Virginia!

I'm SO over him. Let's move on. Line change him down to John Cox status.

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Blogger Yoda said...

Interesting story on Allen's senate race:

In Virginia, Allen in Statistical Tie with Webb

In Virginia's U.S. Senate race, a new SurveyUSA poll shows Sen. George Allen (R-VA) with in a statistical tie with challenger James Webb (D). Allen technically leads by 48% to 45%, but it's within the 4.6% margin of error.

Key finding: The impact of Allen's "macaca" comments should now have now been fully digested by the electorate, and the narrowing of the race appears not to have been temporary.

Other findings: "Allen gets 90% of Republican votes. Webb gets 85% of Democrat votes. Independents choose Webb 45% to 37%. Allen leads by 14 points among men, trails by 8 points among women, a 22-point "gender gap." Allen leads by 7 in Rural VA, leads by 8 in Suburban VA. Webb leads by 14 in Urban VA. The two candidates are tied among voters earning less than $40,000/year. Allen leads by 17 points among middle-income voters. Webb leads by 6 points among upper-income voters."

Hmmmm.... Won't be seeing George next year in Iowa, so it would seem....

9:50 AM  

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