Here's an early poll conducted by Roanoke College on the match-up between George Allen and the only guy who is fool enough to challenge him in the upcoming governor's race:
In a very early look at the possible battle for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jim Webb, registered voters in the Commonwealth preferred former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Allen, a Republican, over former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, by 45 percent to 32 percent with 23 percent undecided. [Please note that the margin of error for this question was + 5.2 percent because it was asked only of the 360 registered voters in the sample.]Any surprises there? In a very conservative state, Allen has overwhelming support from independents and conservatives while Kaine's strength comes from liberals. That demographic ain't gonna get it.
Among the battleground groups, Kaine led among political moderates (41%-34%), while Allen led among Independent voters (40%-35%). Not surprisingly, Allen led among Republicans (78%-4%) and conservatives (68%-10%) while Kaine led among Democrats (79%-12%) and liberals (83%-10%). Allen’s lead could be attributed to the large number of conservatives in Virginia, a finding that closely matches the December, 2010 Roanoke College Poll.
I'll bet Kaine's campaign is on the phone right now with his buddies at the Washington Post.