Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Virginians Rejecting "Macaca?" Allen Trails Webb In Latest Poll

A new Zogby/Wall Street Journal poll has challenger James Webb overtaking incumbent Sen. George Allen in the battle to represent Virginia.

The poll has Webb -- former Navy Secretary in the Reagan Administration but now a Democrat --up 50.4% to 42.9%, a five-point swing from a SurveyUSA poll taken last month.

As recently as July, Allen had a double-digit lead, with some polls showing a lead of nearly 20 percentage points.

The reversal of fortunes began when Allen insulted a man of Indian descent who was tracking the Republican's re-election campaign for Webb.

Allen either called the man, S.R. Siddarth, a "macaca" -- a slur that literally means "a monkey,' but also can mean "shithead" -- or Macaque, a French slur used to describe North Africans. (Allen is of French Tunisian descent.) Allen, who told the Associated Press that the name was "just made up," later offered a lame apology.

The SurveyUSA poll found that 67% of Virginians knew about Allen's "macaca" comment, and of those, 56% disapproved.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Allan should have asked if he worked in a 7-11. Oh, that would have been repeating what a Democrat would say.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, rather than just simply admit that what Allen did was wrong, you want to turn it into a pissing contest on which party has the most racists?

Typical fringe conservative response to the news of the day. I hope your bubble is safe and warm.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Virginia Dare said...

AWESOME! And he just started running the ad... where Saint Ronny is praising him to the skies for his service to his country.

This could be an epic and incredible David and Goliath type political defeat.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Liberal_Dog said...

Oh, Yeah!!!
Bye Bye George

12:53 PM  
Anonymous LostinVA said...

PLEASE!!!!!

12:53 PM  
Anonymous neoblues said...

Nothing could be more fitting... Than for Senator Allen to lose his prestigious job (and hopefully his career in politics--beyond dog catcher anyway)--especially for the people's realization of the truth, that George Allen is a racist (in the worst sense of that word--and worse, a hypocrite trying to pretend he's not to the public while exposing the truth in private to related racist organizations; George, you can't have it both ways...)(better you should have nothing, either way).

12:54 PM  
Anonymous ACK said...

We cannot especially here in VA become complacent

We must remember that the Republicans as I have stated before in posts here have already begun the spin of low expectations.

The House is going to be tight. Re-districting makes it damn tight.

If they keep the Senate they declare victory. If we make gains in both houses but do not gain the house its a mandate. We must work hard to win.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous abluelady said...

And as Far as Presidential Plans
The "Richmond Times Dispatch" showed the following numbers from respondents in the Mason-Dixon poll for Virginian's presidential prospects:

Mark Warner 9/2005 42% 9/2006 53%
George Allen " 42% " 37%

Senator Macaca is on hiw way out.

(Sorry I don't know how to link.)

12:54 PM  
Anonymous GreatCaesarsGhost said...

sending that guy to allen's campaign stops was genius. i bet even rove got a chuckle out of it.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous MyPetRock said...

Go Webb Go!
Thanks for being sane, VA!

12:55 PM  
Anonymous dbaker41 said...

And this clown wants to be President??
A poor showing in his red home-state of Virginia and his presidential ambitions are doomed.

Bake

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any additional opportunity for a Democrat to help retake the Senate must be looked upon as good news for America, for our Democracy and for a government we can all believe in once again.

9:42 AM  

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