Maybe "Macaca" means "make my lead disappear"

George Allen sees his lead over Jim Webb vanish.

Published August 22, 2006 3:17PM (EDT)

In a new SurveyUSA poll, Sen. George Allen's lead over challenger Jim Webb seems to have vanished. Allen led Webb by 19 points at the end of June. The new poll, taken after the Virginia Republican referred to a Webb volunteer as "Macaca," has Allen up by just three points.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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