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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:19 PM

Obama up 5 in Virginia

Source: Public Policy Polling

PPP's newest Virginia poll finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 51-46. Obama's lead is unchanged from a month ago when we found him leading 50-45 in the state. He may not be seeing a bump from the convention in the state at this point, but he was in a pretty good position to begin with.

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Obama has a slight advantage over Romney (49-47) in terms of who voters trust more on the economy and a wider (51-45) edge over Romney on foreign policy. Only 41% of voters say they approve of how Romney reacted to the situation in Libya this week while 48% express disapproval.

Obama's leading 56-42 with women, 91-7 with African Americans, 63-30 with other non-white voters, and 56-37 with young voters. Romney has a 51-45 advantage with men, a 57-40 one with whites, and a 54-43 lead with seniors. Romney is slightly ahead with independents, 47-45, but Obama's party is more unified with Democrats supporting him 95-4 while Republicans go for Romney by a slightly weaker 92-7 margin.

One thing playing to Democrats' advantage in Virginia is that their voters are actually more excited than Republicans about the election now, contrary to the conventional wisdom for most of this cycle. 73% of Democrats say they're 'very excited' about voting this fall compared to 63% of GOP voters. Women (64%) are more enthusiastic about voting than men (60%), African Americans (85%) are more excited than white voters (57%), and young voters (72%) are more excited than seniors (62%). Republicans can't count on winning back Virginia just by the Obama base staying home because it's still pretty enthusiastic.

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Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/09/obama-up-5-in-virginia.html

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highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
onehandle Sep 2012 #1
DCBob Sep 2012 #2
Marie Marie Sep 2012 #3
bigdarryl Sep 2012 #4
sarcasmo Sep 2012 #8
sofa king Sep 2012 #5
juba Sep 2012 #6
MiniMe Sep 2012 #7
liberallibral Sep 2012 #9
Va Lefty Sep 2012 #10
Kingofalldems Sep 2012 #11

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:30 PM

1. I just got in from a 12+ hour drive and read 'Obama up 5 in Venezuela'

I was 51% sure I read that wrong.

But, whatever does the job...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:34 PM

2. Starting to look like 2008.

Hope these numbers hold.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:40 PM

3. Oh please, oh please Mitt.

Take Eric Cantor down in flames with you.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:42 PM

4. With that state disbanding ALL abortion clinics this poll will change no question about it

Woman voters are voting Democrat straight up and down the ticket mark my word.The rethugs are out of control with the government telling woman how to treat there bodies and remember in 2010 it was mostly woman and senior citizens who voted to put these CRAZIES in

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 07:01 AM

8. +1

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 10:52 PM

5. All-D, Virginians!

I want all of us to promise ourselves and each other that we will vote for NOT ONE FUCKING REPUBLICAN on the downstream tickets.

I don't care if you went to every game Macacca's father ever coached for Washington. I don't care if you're Eric Cantor's boyfriend. NOT ONE REPUBLICAN VOTE!

Tell your friends. Check your registration. Know your polling place. And crush them!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:21 AM

6. Getting excited

Things are coming good now

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 12:24 AM

7. Rove and the Koch brothers are throwing a lot of $$ into advertising

I live in Maryland, and we get the VA commercials here, at least where I live we do. I try not to turn on the TV at all, it isn't good for my blood pressure.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:32 AM

9. WOOOHOOOO!!!!

 

I've been doing my part to get the word out among all my neighbors in Virginia, to reelect the President!!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 05:00 PM

10. Something strange in The Commonwealth

Most Presidential polls show 3-5% lead for The President but same polls show Tim Kaine and George "Macca" Allen tied. I have lived in Virginia all my life and you will never convince me that 3-5% of Obama voters plan to vote for Allen. I don't know what's going on, but something doesn't add up.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 06:05 PM

11. TBMASE won't like this one

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