Yesterday Ben Smith reported that George Allen has a book out next year and wondered if it's the start of a political comeback.
If he wanted to get his old Senate seat back from Jim Webb I think it would be a pretty competitive race. Last summer we tested an Allen-Webb rematch and found it basically a tie, with Webb leading 45-43. Webb's approval rating at that point was 44%, and the poll we put out this morning found it in basically the same place, 46%.
Given that Webb's fortunes haven't changed one way or the other in the last year I have to imagine Allen would still poll pretty competitively with him- I think we'll take a look at it on our next Virginia poll.