Poll Shows Kaine With Nine-Point Lead Over Allen In Senate Race
Another poll shows Allen leading Kaine by a similar margin.
The edge in Virginia's U.S. Senate election this November continues to seesaw between each party's expected nominee.
An NBC News/Marist poll released Sunday shows Democrat Tim Kaine with a nine-point lead over Republican George Allen, 48 percent to 39 percent, in the expected matchup this November to replace retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D).
Kaine was in Huntington on Feb. 26 to open the Virginia Democrats' coordiniated campaign headquarters on North Kings Highway.
Both men are former Virginia governors. Kaine served as chairman of the Democratic National Convention from the beginning of President Obama's term through April 2011, and Allen was in the U.S. Senate prior to losing his seat to Webb in 2006.