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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:55 PM
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POLL: Webb within four points of Allen (R-Macaca-scum) (47-43)
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:00 PM by jefferson_dem
:bounce: This is DO-ABLE, friends! Keep the heat on Sen. scumbag! :bounce:

RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican Sen. George Allen is slightly ahead of Democratic challenger Jim Webb in a close Virginia race that could determine whether the GOP retains control of the U.S. Senate, according to a poll published Monday night.

A statewide survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. showed that 47 percent supported Allen's re-election while 43 percent favored Webb, a former Republican and first-time candidate.

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Allen's tenuous advantage is equal to the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Allen held a 16-point lead over Webb in July, but saw it vanish after weeks of damaging developments beginning Aug. 11 when he called a young man of Indian descent "macaca," an obscure racial slur.

The results, however, are troubling for Allen, who has yet to crest 50 percent with the Nov. 7 election just two weeks away.

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"We feel very good about these numbers and the numbers in other recent polls, including our own, that show Jim moving up while Allen is moving down," Jarding said. "These numbers show Allen has hit his ceiling."

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-sou--v...
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:57 PM
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1. Please DUers, donate to Webb's campaign - recommended
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:04 PM
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2. More snips:
http://www.dailypress.com/news/senatepoll.o24,0,1280490...

Webb's primary support from the beginning has come from northern Virginia, where he lives. This poll has him up 50 percent to 40 percent in that region, which has 28 percent of the state's voters.

Allen's strength is most of the rest of the state, excluding Hampton Roads for the first time in the four Mason-Dixon polls in this race. Hampton Roads is home to about 21 percent of the electorate.

Allen is strongest in the metro Richmond area, where he leads 53 percent to 36 percent, and the Shenandoah Valley, where his lead is 53 percent to 38 percent.

The Richmond vote could be altered by an endorsement by former Gov. Doug Wilder, mayor of the city. Wilder entertained both candidates Saturday at a football game in Richmond, but has yet to announce his support of either.

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The City of Richmond went for Kerry in 2004 and Kaine last year. I'm thinking it's going to Webb.
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:44 PM
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3. Richmond?
Richmond is a Dem stronghold... there is no way that Allen is winning there! :grr:

Like you said, Richmond voted for Gore, Kerry, and Kaine.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:48 PM
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4. I thought Virginia was for lovers? why are they supporting a racist??
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:57 PM
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5. There are idiots everywhere. What can I say?
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:58 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:08 PM
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6. Need some more dirt on Macaca....there must be something else out
there...but it might just stir up his die hard fans. :-( Amazing the stuff that's out there and he's still ahead over Webb. Must be a load of Freeper types who just can't open their minds.
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:12 PM
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7. What do you expect from VA. they know deep down inside...
Allen is a racist but there willing to vote for him anyway. if he was running against the Pope in VA. they still would vote for Allen over the Pope
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:14 AM
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8. There might be some voters on the fence who'd
be turned off to learn that Allen's kid is named after Gen. Nathan Forrest, KKK Grand Wizard. Don't think that's been sufficiently publicized. Also, there's a matter of sealed divorce records. And, going way back, there's the time he wrote "Die Whitey. Fuck whitey. Eat Shit" on the walls of our high school to make it appear like the work of black kids from a rival school. He admits the graffiti, denies it was racist. So, he's a liar, too.

I think in the last couple of weeks Webb ought to be mercilessly pounding Macaca on the integrity issue. He (Allen) simply has none.
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