Democratic former Gov. Tim Kaine has a narrow lead in the Virginia Senate race, in the new poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling.
Kaine has 46 percent support, compared with Allen's 44 percent. The survey of 647 registered voters was conducted from July 5-8, and has a 3.9 percent margin of error. In the previous PPP survey from late April, Kaine had a similar edge of 46 percent over Allen's 45 percent.
PPP's Tom Jensen writes: "Kaine's proving to be better liked by voters. He has a +5 net favorability rating at 43/38. Meanwhile Allen comes in at a -3% spread with 39% rating him positively to 42% with a negative opinion."
The PollTracker Average currently shows Allen with a narrow advantage over Kaine, 43.9 percent to 41.2 percent.