Romney +5 in Virginia — Gravis Marketing

Romney announced his Vice President selection in Virginia and has practically made a second home in the state.  Polling has been tough sledding for both candidates but there have been a few inklings that the numbers were moving his way in the Old Dominion state (unlike its 2012 Battleground epicenter twin Ohio).  I highlighted the most important sentence below that Romney’s message is finding a home in the state which is a better sign than simply a positive poll result. The latest from Gravis Marketing has Romney with a clear advantage of 5-points 49 to 44 with a large sample size of 2,238 likely voters. Virginia will remain hotly contested through election day but it is good to see polling begin to reflect what some of the other indicators were signalling:

On the days of September 8th and 9th, Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research company, and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 2,238 likely voters in the state of Virginia. The survey covered the same questions as the August survey, which comprised questions regarding the presidential election, Virginia’s senate race, the direction of the United States, and the effect of a libertarian candidate on Romney and Obama. Overall, from August to the most recent survey, Obama’s 44% to 40% lead has turned into a Romney lead of 49% to 44% in the most recent poll. Interestingly, Obama didn’t lose votes, rather Romney gained previously unsure voters or voters that previously planned on voting for a different candidate.

For President Percent
Barack Obama 44.04
Mitt Romney 49.39
Unsure 6.58

One Comment

  1. ed
    Posted September 12, 2012 at 8:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    Romney just never seems to come out on top in the polls in Ohio, FL, MI…its time he starts breaking through…this is arguably the worst president in US history….

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