Mitt Romney Closes The Gap In Virginia, A Key Swing State

Dusten Carlson

We don't exactly know what he did, but it looks to have paid off. President Obama's lead in the key swing state of Virginia has disappeared, setting him neck-and-neck with opponent Mitt Romney, according to a new poll.

This report comes just shy of Wednesday's CBS/NYT poll showing Romney and Obama deadlocked together, causing some concern for the incumbent's re-election hopes. This morning's Quinnipiac University poll out of Virginia suggests a significant blow to President Obama, giving his re-election team good reason to worry, reports the Huffington Post. The polling data:

"Republican challenger Mitt Romney wipes out President Barack Obama’s lead in Virginia and the two candidates are deadlocked 44 – 44 percent in the race for the Old Dominion’s 13 electoral votes, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 50 – 42 percent lead for President Obama in a March 20 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University and a 47 – 42 percent Obama lead June 7."
"Virginia voters are sharply split along gender and political lines about the presidential race. The two candidates equally hold their own political bases and are splitting the key independent vote down the middle," said a statement accompanying the data.

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