The poll, which gives the president about the biggest lead yet in this crucial swing state, shows that 52 percent of likely Virginia voters would pick Obama today, while 44 percent would select Romney. But, when it comes to handling the federal budget deficit, registered voters were more likely to trust Romney (48 percent) than Obama (44 percent).
Still, Obama won on nearly every other issue in the Old Dominion. The Washington Post poll, conducted via phone from Sept. 12 through 16, surveyed 1,104 adults in the Commonwealth, with a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
Of those polled, 32 percent identified themselves as a Democrat, 24 percent considered themselves Republican and 35 percent classified themselves as Independent. The rest indicated no preference, other, or didn’t know.
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— Kathryn Watson