Sen. George Allen, on the fourth or so day of walking back his on-camera slur of an Indian-American Democrat, is feeling the effects in the polls. Rasmussen Reports has Allen falling to a measly 5-point lead (47-42) over former Navy Secretary James Webb, the Republican-turned-Democratic Senate candidate. It's still a lead, sure, but Webb has been outfundraised roughly 15-1 by Allen, and run zero TV ads to Allen's million bucks worth. By comparison, rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is whomping her underfunded Republican opponents by 30 points.
Webb won the coveted Ronald Bailey endorsement back in June. (Full disclosure: I also voted for him in the Democratic primary, although I've since moved from Virginia to Washington, DC.)