Lovettsville Lady over at Virginia Virtucon reports that the latest poll from Mason-Dixon is showing Virginians evenly split on the matter of the upcoming Senate race.
Mason-Dixon’s latest polling shows the Virginia Senate race between George Allen and Tim Kaine dead even with both candidates getting 46% of the vote and 8% of voters undecided.
That’s good information but I would suggest that it might also be showing some skew because the GOP hasn’t decided on a candidate yet. George Allen is certainly well-known across the Commonwealth. He was, after all, the holder of this very Senate seat before our illustrious and nearly-invisible Jim Webb took up the space for the last 6 years. But he isn’t the only person wanting the GOP nomination and we haven’t made up our party’s mind on the matter as yet. Jamie Radtke, Bob Marshall, Christopher Shays, E.W. Jackson, Tim Donner, David McCormick, Rob Wittman and Corey Stewart are all in the race for that nomination and that’s a tremendous number of candidates. And, to be honest, I really haven’t seen much from any of them in the way of campaigning for the nomination. Perhaps it’s a bit early to be hearing anything – and I’ll likely be cringing over how much I’m hearing from them all later on – but I think there’s a lot of people out here waiting to see who gets the nod before they start talking about the vote in November.
If you haven’t done much research into these candidates, now might be a good time to start getting up to speed. We have a lot of important decisions to make this year.