Wisconsin has shifted away from Romney and is now in Obama's camp. Now an even more crucial state -- Virginia -- is polling for Obama, according a new poll in the Washingon Post.
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 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. Among all registered voters, the president leads 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.
Virginia is critical to Romney’s hopes of winning the White House. ...WaPo
It's about a new love affair of Virginia with Obama.
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. ...WaPo