PPP poll shows Kaine leading Allen
BY WESLEY P. HESTER
A new survey of Virginia voters from Democratic polling form Public Policy Polling shows U.S. Senate candidate Timothy M. Kaine leading Republican candidate George Allen by five percentage points.
To this point in the race, the two front-runners have been dead even in almost every public poll. The PPP poll, however, conducted just days after last week’s first debate between the two former governors, shows Kaine up 47 percent to 42 percent.
Part of the difference is Kaine’s four-point advantage with voters who identified themselves as independents.
There’s plenty of potential for change, though, as 18 percent of those surveyed had no opinion of Kaine and 23 percent had no opinion of Allen.
If tea party Republican candidate Jamie Radtke were to beat out Allen for the nomination, she trails Kaine 49 percent to 33 percent.
The poll surveyed 600 Virginia voters from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12 with a 4 percent margin of error.