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Poll: Obama Ahead by 5 Points in Virginia

Public Policy Polling shows Romney with 51-45 advantage with male vote in the state.

With the election less than two months away, President Barack Obama leads the state of Virginia by 5 points, 51 to 46, in a match-up with former Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Sunday by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, NC.

"Barack Obama continues to look like the definite favorite in Virginia," said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a news release. "And it's hard to imagine a scenario where Obama would win Virginia but lose the election."

The Virginians who are "most excited" about the presidential race? Women, young voters and African Americans, the poll noted in its news release.

The poll also showed:

  • Obama leading with women voters 56-42 percent and 56-37 percent with young voters. Romney leads the way when it comes to male voters, white voters and older voters. 
  • Romney leads male voters with a 51-45 advantage; 57-40 lead with white voters, and a 54-43 lead with senior voters, the polling showed.
  • Romney was also ahead, 47-45, among independent voters polled.

The poll surveyed 1,021 likely Virginia voters from Sept. 13-16.

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