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Second Poll Finds Kaine, Allen Tied in Virginia

A second Senate poll this week has found former Virginia Govs. Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) statistically tied in a potential general election matchup.

Democratic firm Public Policy Polling released a poll Wednesday that found Kaine with 46 percent and Allen 44 percent. It surveyed 547 registered voters from May 5 to 8 and had a 4.2 point margin of error, and followed a Washington Post poll published Saturday that found Kaine and Allen tied at 46 percent.

“When you have two highly polarizing candidates that voters have known for years, it’s unlikely either of them will break away from the pack,” PPP President Dean Debnam said.

Other hypothetical matchups were not quite as close. Kaine led Allen’s primary opponent, Jamie Radtke, 49 percent to 33 percent, and Allen led Rep. Bobby Scott (D) 44 percent to 39 percent.

Roll Call Politics rates this race a Tossup.