Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

And Christmas is coming early for Virginia voters as they continue to enjoy the fruits of George Allen's unruly mouth.

The adage, "words have consequences," is now proving itself to George Allen. Especially when those words include ones like, "macaca":
In an election for the United States Senate in Virginia today, 8/21/06, incumbent Republican George Allen edges Democrat challenger James Webb 48% to 45%, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll conducted for W*USA-TV in Washington, DC.

Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 6/28/06, Allen has lost 8 points and Webb has gained 8 points. Allen's lead has shrunk from 19 points to 3 points.

Interviewing for this poll began 8/18/06, one week after Allen singled out a Webb campaign worker at an Allen rally. Allen has lost support across all demographic groups, but in particular, among younger voters. He has gone from Plus 23 to Minus 17, a swing of 40 points. In Southeastern VA, Allen has gone from a 2:1 lead to a tie, a 31-point swing.
Keep talking, George, just keep talking....


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