Two polls this week show former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine (above) tied with George Allen in a possible Virginia Senate election.
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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.