Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Romney's Growing Wake Up Call in Virginia

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I haven't stopped holding my breath, but a new Washington Post poll has more bad news for Mitt Romney - it shows Barack Obama with an eight-point lead among likely voters in Virginia.  Here are some excerpts from the Washington Post story:

With just seven weeks of campaigning left before the November election, President Obama holds a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, buoyed by growing optimism about the state of the country and fueled by a big gender gap working in his favor, according to a new Washington Post poll.

Obama leads his Republican rival by 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Among all registered voters, the president leads by 50 percent to 43 percent, a margin identical to that recorded in a survey in early May. That indicates that Romney has made up little ground during four months of intense advertising and campaign visits.

Obama also receives more positive job-performance ratings in Virginia than he does nationally. A majority of voters — 53 percent — say they approve of how he is doing overall, and 51 percent give him positive marks for his handling of the economy. In the case of the economy, his marks in Virginia are significantly higher than those he received in the most recent Washington Post-ABC News national poll.

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